Body found floating in Kyle stock tank

Hays County Sheriff

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — A strong odor coming from a stock tank led to the discovering a person floating in the water by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

The body was found May 26 around 8 p.m. at the 1500 block of Cotton Gin Road in Kyle. Arriving officers located severely decomposed remains they identified as male.

Police have released a description of the person in hopes of identifying him. He is a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6″, with a tattoo on his back showing the last two letters “RO.” He was wearing a black polo with buttons engraved to say “Grand Slam.” Officers also noted he had camouflage cargo shorts, blue boxers, black puma ankle socks, and white Fila athletic shoes.

The cause of death is being investigated. Officers estimate he has been dead for about a month.

“All death investigation cases are treated as a homicide until it is proven otherwise. We will have to have the final autopsy completed to get any detailed answers and ID him,” said Lt. Jeri Skrocki with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with any information is asked to call (512)393-7896 or (512)393-7814. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest or charges filed against suspects. 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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