Crime
1:41 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Police Need Assistance in Solving Slaying of Homeless Man

Update: At a press conference this morning, Austin Police Department Homicide Sergeant Brian Miller said Greer’s family told officials Greer was new to Austin from the Houston area. He said police are still unsure as to 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 links between the cases.

Original post (11:35 a.m.): Austin police are looking for help in solving the murder 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. 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.

Police are looking to speak with anyone who  knew Green, his friends, saw him the hours preceding 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.