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Body Found On NE Austin Dirt Road Identified

Updated: Monday, January 20 2014, 05:13 PM CST

Police have identified the body of a man found on a dirt road in Northeast Austin early Sunday morning.

Investigators say 36-year-old Robert Morales Jr. was found at around 7 a.m. on a dirt road just south of the 8500 block of Old Manor Road, near the intersection of Hwy 183 and Hwy 290.

Few details of the investigation have been released but police say there was obvious trauma to Morales's body when he was found.

The incident has been ruled a homicide by the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, police say.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" your message to CRIMES.

This is Austin's third murder for 2014.

Body Found On NE Austin Dirt Road Identified

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