Victim identified in West Austin homicide

West Austin suspicious death scene - Amanda Brandeis/KXAN

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police have identified the man found dead in his West Austin home last week as 75-year-old Phillip Liberty.

Officers originally responded to Liberty’s home in the 7100 block of Las Ventanas Drive around 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 to check on his welfare. When officers arrived, they discovered Liberty dead in his garage.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the victim’s death was a homicide. No one has been charged in connection to Liberty’s death.

According to Liberty’s obituary, family and friends say he “could always be counted on to help in a crisis” and that he recently had the opportunity to care for his grandson.

This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text “Tip 103” + your message to CRIMES. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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