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One dead, one injured in Southwest Austin suspicious death incident

APD is investigating a suspicious death in southwest Austin. (Alan Cleaver/CC)

The Austin police homicide unit is investigating a suspicious death in southwest Austin Friday afternoon that left one dead and another with injuries.

The Austin Police Department responded a 911 call requesting a response in the 6500 block of Aden Lane in the Circle C area just before 2 p.m. Police say when they arrived, one person was dead and another had injuries, who was transported to the hospital for treatment. So far, police know that the two are related but did not supply more details during a media briefing.

Police say it was "initially titled" as an attempted suicide, but that they're investigating it as a suspicious death as information is gathered.

"This is an isolated incident so there's no need for the community to be on edge," a department spokesperson said. "There's no public safety concern at this point."

The spokesperson said whether weapons were recovered from the scene is unknown. "We're still trying to gather all the details as to the circumstances leading up to the incident," police said.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

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  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.