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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Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway