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Sheriff's office identifies body found in SE Travis Co.

The body found in a rural area of southeast Travis County Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 31-year-old Johnny Cardenas. (CBS Austin)

The body found in a rural area of southeast Travis County Wednesday afternoon has been identified.

It was found at around 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Von Quintus Road and Blocker Lane, a rural area about four miles south of Austin's airport, just west of SH 130.

Deputies with the Travis County Sheriff's Office were called out to investigate a suspicious odor and located a deceased person just off the road.

That person has been identified as 31-year-old Johnny Cardenas, of Austin, the sheriff's office said.

His death is considered suspicious. The TCSO Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TCSO Tip Line at 512-854-1444.


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