The body of Randall Shinault, 62, was discovered at a recycling center in southern Travis County on Thursday.
Employees who were sorting materials at a recycling center on FM 1327 observed a body on a conveyor belt and called 911, according to a press release issued by the Travis County Sheriff's Office on Monday.
Deputies responded and found Shinault, whom they say was a transient.
TCSO is investigating Shinault's cause of death and how his body ended up at a recycling center. Evidence collected so far does not definitively indicate foul play, according to the release, but the office is still considering Shinault's death suspicious.
Anyone with information about Shinault is asked to call the TCSO tip line at 512-854-1444.
As of mid-November, more than 250 homeless Austinites had died in 2020. Local nonprofit Caritas of Austin hosted its annual homeless memorial event—virtually—on Nov. 15 and commemorated each person by placing a name tag on a tree along the banks of Lady Bird Lake at Auditorium Shores.
This represents an increase of more than 70 deaths compared to the year before, according to KUT.
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The Texas Department of State Health Services will allocate 332,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 212 providers this week, with the bulk assigned to hub providers that are focused on widespread community distribution events. Six of those providers are in Travis County.
With the latest allocation of 16,450 sent to Travis County this week, the county will have received 104,275 doses of the vaccine. Local public health officials estimate that there are 285,000 area residents who fall in the 1A and 1B priority groups, meaning that around 37% of them should have access to doses seven weeks into the rollout process.
Here's where the latest allotment is going:
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Californian who wrote viral op-ed attacking Austin life tells Austonia he 'didn't include the positive stuff'
The California exodus has made headlines for several years now, and even more recently, with thousands of West Coasters seeking tax relief, less-expensive real estate and a simpler lifestyle in Texas' capital city.
However, a California man's scathing review of Austin, which was published in Business Insider on Wednesday, reveals that some are less than satisfied with their move.