A Saturday morning trek near a Texas hiking trail led to a horrifying find in southwest Austin.
According to Austin Police, the body party was discovered along the Violet Crown Trail by a caller. The human remains were discovered in a wooded area near the trail by a person.
The remains were confirmed to be human by police who responded to the call.
The trail is accessible via the westbound U.S. Highway 290 Service Road.
The discovery of the skull was covered by CBS Austin.
What We Understand
- A human skull was discovered by hikers along an Austin trail.
- The body has yet to be identified by police.
- Following the discovery, no other information has been made available.
- Hikers in Newark, New Jersey, discover a body on the Newark Trail.
- Hikers in New Jersey, nearly 2,000 miles away, made a grisly discovery of their own.
A group of people out for a lunchtime walk on the Eagle Rock Reservation trail near Newark discovered a dead corpse.
When police arrived, they discovered that the male victim had been killed in a homicide.
Officials with the Newark Police Department said the individual died in a shooting but did not provide any additional details regarding the victim’s health.
According to an official press statement from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, hikers discovered the body along the West Orange-Montclair city line. According to the Bergen Record, spectators could still see crime scene tape on a trail less than a half-mile from the reservation’s rear parking spot on Crest Drive.
The Eagle Rock Reservation is 410 acres in northern New Jersey, near the cities of West Orange, Montclair, and Verona. Within the reservation area are the Watchung Mountains, the Highlawn restaurant, and the county’s 9/11 Memorial.
Police want to know if the body was brought to the reservation from somewhere else.
The 2016 murder took place on a reservation in New Jersey.
The finding of human remains on Saturday brought up thoughts of another body.
Sarah Butler’s body was discovered in the same spot six years ago. Butler was assassinated by Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, who also killed three others.
Butler, a New Jersey City University student, went missing after a night out on Nov. 23. Days later, on December 1, 2016, authorities discovered her dead in a rural location of the reservation, covered in leaves.
Police discovered her automobile nearby and established that she died as a result of strangling.
Wheeler-Weaver was later recognised. The man, according to N.J.com, used dating apps to find his victims. He strangled and burned another victim while smothering another woman during his murderous spree. A fourth woman awoke in the middle of an attack and escaped with minor injuries.
Following his arrest and conviction, a judge sentenced the guy to 160 years in prison on three counts of murder. According to the Associated Press, Wheeler-Weaver maintained his innocence and alleged that someone else framed him for the crimes.
There’s probably no link between Saturday’s discovery and Butler, but authorities aren’t ruling anything out just yet.