Police Need Assistance in Solving Slaying of Homeless Man
Austin police are looking for help in solving the killing of a homeless man along the shores of Lady Bird Lake.
William Roy Greer, 49, was found yesterday morning in the 200 block of West Cesar Chavez Street. APD writes:
Greer was pronounced deceased on scene. The investigation has shown that Greer was assaulted and killed along the Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail near West Cesar Chavez Street and Colorado Street. His body was found at 8:09 am on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Mr. Greer was homeless and had recently arrived in Austin.
At a press conference this morning, Homicide Sgt. Brian Miller said Greer’s family told officials Greer was new to Austin from the Houston area. He said police are still unsure when Greer came to Austin or what brought him here.
Miller said the department does not have any evidence linking Greer’s death to the homeless woman murdered last month but is not ruling out possible connections between the cases.
Police are looking to speak with anyone who knew Green or his friends, saw him in the hours before his death, or might have any other information. Tips can be left on APD’s homicide tip line (512-477-3588), with Crimestoppers (512-472-TIPS) or by texting “Tip 103″ and a message to CRIMES.