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APD seeks help in man's murder last year in South Congress parking lot

Van Kevin White, 51, was killed in a parking lot on South Congress. It happened Friday, May 19, at approximately 7:10 a.m. behind a building at 611 South Congress Ave., just south of East Riverside Drive. (Photo courtesy: Austin Police Department)

The Austin Police Department is asking for the public's help in a murder investigation from last year.

Van Kevin White, 51, was killed in a parking lot on South Congress. It happened Friday, May 19, at approximately 7:10 a.m. behind a building at 611 South Congress Ave., just south of East Riverside Drive.

The Crescent apartment building and City View at SoCo apartment building both border the lot where he was killed. Police say someone living in one of those apartments may have seen something.

Investigators now have a suspect description. They're looking for a Caucasian or Hispanic male with short, dark hair, and an average build. The vehicle involved is described as an "orange-red" or "rust" colored older model Mazda hatchback.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

A $1,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest.


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