TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A body that was found in southwestern Travis County on Sunday was so badly decomposed that authorities will have to wait for an autopsy to be done before any details regarding the person’s death are released. Monday, the sheriff’s office said a person has been arrested in relation to the death.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to the 10000 block of Sandy Beach Road, which is off of Hamilton Pool Road, for a welfare check around 10:30 a.m. A caller told authorities that an employee had not shown up to work for several days.
When they arrived, they found a body that was in the “advanced stage of decomposition” inside the home.
“At this time, there are unanswered questions based upon injuries revealed during the autopsy,” the sheriff’s office said, adding the identity of the deceased is still unknown.
Detectives have arrested Skye McMillon, 24, and charged him with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, a second degree felony.
He is being held on a $100,000 bond. Criminal charges could be added when the medical examiner’s report is finalized and the investigation is complete, the sheriff’s office says.