Deceased Person Discovered Last Week Might be Victim of Homicide

At 9:53 am on the morning of April 16, 2020, TCSO patrol deputies responded to a report of a deceased person in the 600 block of Hickory Ridge. Upon arrival, deputies saw the body of Janice Hughes, 70 of Manchaca, TX lying in the front yard, unresponsive. Hughes was pronounced dead at 10:01 am. Nothing about the scene or the body appeared suspicious as there was no notable evidence of trauma.

An autopsy performed on April 23, 2020 revealed Hughes’s death was not the result of natural causes, therefore TCSO has begun an investigation. This case will be worked as a homicide until evidence proves otherwise.

Further information will be released as the case develops.
Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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