Austin police have a male subject in custody in connection with the city’s 18th murder of the year.
Around 3 a.m., police found the body of 40-year-old Francisca Garcia-Guerra while responding to a check welfare call at 7304 Twin Crest Drive. Police said she had had obvious signs of trauma.
Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to confirm Garcia-Guerra’s cause of death.
A man was placed into police custody and police expect to file charges soon.