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Decomposed body found on East Austin bike trail

A badly decomposed body was found Monday morning on an East Austin bike trail, police say. (CBS Austin)

A badly decomposed body was found Monday morning on an East Austin bike trail, police say.

The human remains were found at approximately 7:45 a.m. on a trail near the Johnny Morris Road and Daffan Lane intersection.

Austin Police Department investigators say riders on the trail called 911 to report the body.

Because it's in such an advanced stage of decomposition, police say there is no obvious cause of death or explanation as to why it was located near the bike trails. The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office is working to identify the remains.

APD says as with all bodies found in stages of decomposition and no apparent explanation as to the cause of death, this case will initially be investigated as suspicious.


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