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Body found on conveyor belt is third found at Austin-area recycling plant in past year

Silas Octavia Strimple was found dead on a conveyor belt at a recycling center in Northeast Austin.

Travis County authorities are investigating the death of an 18-year-old whose body was found on a conveyor belt at a recycling center in Northeast Austin.

The teenager, identified by authorities as Silas Octavia Strimple, is the fourth person found dead at an Austin-area recycling center since 2015 and the third one in the past 12 months.

Authorities responded to the recycling center on Johnny Morris Road near U.S. 290 around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, after employees reported they found Strimple dead on the conveyor belt. 

Officials with the Travis County sheriff’s office said an investigation into the cause of death and how Strimple’s body ended up at the recycling center is underway. 

Evidence shows no signs of foul play, but the death is being considered suspicious because of where his body was found, authorities said. 

Last year:Body found on conveyor at Creedmoor recycling plant

A similar incident was reported in December, when the body of 62-year-old Randall Shinault was found on a conveyor belt at a recycling center in Creedmoor.

Employees at a Texas Disposal Systems recycling center in the 3600 block of FM 1327 were sorting through materials on Dec. 3 around 9:45 a.m. when Shinault's body was found on a conveyor belt.

Sheriff's office investigators said Shinault was experiencing homelessness. Authorities had said evidence did not definitively indicate that Shinault was killed, but foul play was not ruled out. 

Last March, the body of 31-year-old Collen LeBlanc also was found on a conveyor belt at the recycling center on Johnny Morris Road. An employee at the Balcones Resources plant reported the body.

An investigation did not point to foul play in LeBlanc's case, authorities had said.

In April 2015, the body of 49-year-old Clarence Gerald Gardner Jr. was found at the Texas Disposal Systems recycling center in Creedmoor. His body was spotted on a conveyor belt by workers who were separating cardboard from other items that had been collected.

Mark Kenady, 56, pleaded guilty in Gardner’s death. Kenady and Gardner were both homeless.

Kenady told investigators that he hit Gardner over the head with a brick after a fight broke out between them and a woman, who was also homeless, in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood in South Austin.

Kenady told investigators that he stabbed Gardner twice after loading his body into a recycling bin.

Anyone with information about Strimple’s death or his whereabouts leading up to Wednesday are asked to call the Travis County sheriff’s office tip line at 512-854-1444. 

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AUSTIN, TX — The bodies of a husband and wife were found a day apart in Lake Travis last week and another swimmer remains missing, according to Travis County Sheriff's Office.

Lake Patrol Deputies received a 911 call around 2:48 p.m. on Aug. 8 regarding a person struggling in the water, with another person trying to hold them above water.

When officers arrived, they found a woman floating on the surface of the lake. She was recovered by Jonestown police where they immediately started CPR. Austin-Travis County EMS continued life-saving measures once she was brought to a nearby boat ramp.

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After several attempts were made to resuscitate her, the woman was pronounced dead on scene, deputies said.

Officials said the woman's husband, who was in the water with her, was unaccounted for. The sheriff's office's Lake Patrol and Jonestown PD searched for the man, using sonar, until nightfall and Starflight conducted aerial searches.

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Authorities said lake depths in the area where the man went missing are approximately 30-50 feet deep.

The next day, Lake Patrol Deputies found a body of a man, matching the husband's description, in the search area and made the recovery. Officials said the cause and manner of death are pending final autopsy results.

"Out of respect for the family involved, and because this is not a criminal incident, TCSO will not disclose the identities of the decedents via press release," authorities said Thursday.

TCSO reports it is still searching for a swimmer who went missing the evening of Aug. 7. The missing man was last seen in an area between Starnes Island and North Shore, which is over 120 feet deep, officials said.

Deputies are continuing to conduct shoreline searches, surface searches and using various types of sonar in an attempt to locate him. They've been assisted by Jonestown PD and Texas Parks & Wildlife, authorities said.

The county sheriff's office reports it has recovered five bodies from Lake Travis this year. Officials said a common factor in all of the incidents is that the people were not wearing a life jacket.

"TCSO implores patrons of Lake Travis to be safety conscious and wear life jackets when boating or getting into the water," deputies said.

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TCSO investigating body found in Pflugerville building

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - The Travis County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in Pflugerville Monday morning.

TSCO says that shortly after 11:30 a.m. May 31, someone called 911 and reported that a man had stabbed someone and was threatening another in the 500 block of E. Howard Lane.

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Deputies arrived and found the suspect, who reportedly immediately surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. The body of an adult man was found dead in a building behind a home.

The suspect was transported by ATCEMS to a local hospital for treatment. TCSO says investigators believe the suspect and the deceased man knew each other. There is no danger to the public.

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An autopsy to confirm the identity of the deceased man and the cause of his death has been ordered. TCSO says his identity will be released following notification of next of kin.

This is the second homicide TCSO has investigated this year.

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Dismembered bodies found in Fort Worth dumpster, man arrested

FORT WORTH (ValleyCentral) — One man was arrested after police say he admitted to burning three bodies in a dumpster and further admitted to committing two other murders.

Officials say Forth Worth firefighters responded to Bonnie Drive in Fort Worth on September 22 at 6 a.m. in reference to a dumpster fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and located dismembered body parts of three people in the dumpster.

The three victims were described as a female child, young adult or teenage female, and an adult male, who was identified as David Lueras, 42.

Police investigators then arrived on the scene and collected video surveillance evidence of the incident to identify a suspect. Upon viewing the footage, police identified the vehicle used as a 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Investigators searched the database of registered vehicles matching the description and while searching through the list of over seven thousand, located a familiar name to law enforcement.

Police were familiar with Jason Thornburg, 41, from a murder investigation that took place in May, however, no arrest was made on him in that case.

Thornburg was located at a motel in Euless and was seen on surveillance footage around the time of the dumpster burning carrying plastic bins that police believe contained body parts of the victims.

On Monday, investigators approached Thornburg in Arlington and agreed to speak with detectives.

During the interrogation, Thornburg admitted to the murders of the three people found in the dumpster. Thornburg told police he knew Lueras and had been living with him for at least a few days but only casually knew the two females.

Additionally, Thornburg admitted to committing the murder he was connected to in May and even stated he killed another woman in another state.

Thornburg was taken into custody at the Tarrant County Jail where he is charged with murder with a $1 million bond.

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AUSTIN, TX — The body of a man who has been missing for more than a month was found at the bottom of Lake Travis, authorities said Friday.

The man's body was recovered Thursday by sonar at a depth of 110 feet, officials said. The Travis County Sheriff's Office said recovering the man's body was dangerous and challenging due to brush, trees and a steep ledge located in that area of the lake.

Clara Tuma, a spokesperson for the Lower Colorado River Authority, said Lake Travis is a "flooded canyon" and encompasses 19,044 acres and is more than 175 feet deep.

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She said the lake is similar to the land seen on the shore and is filled with trees, steep drop offs, cliffs and gradually sloping areas.

"Swimmers can be in a few feet of water in one location and in 100 feet of water a few steps further out," Tuma said.

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An autopsy on the man was conducted Friday morning. Results to determine his cause of death and identity are pending.

Lake deputies said they received reports of a missing swimmer in the main channel of Lake Travis, between Starnes Island and North Shore, at 6:53 p.m. on Aug. 7.

According to witnesses, two men were treading water, waiting for friends to get off a large floating tube, so they could get on. One of the men, who was not wearing a life jacket, was last seen several feet from the tube.

Witnesses said a wave went over the swimmer and he never resurfaced.

Kristen Dark, a spokesperson for the department, said a total of 10 swimmers have been reported missing on Lake Travis this year.

This is the highest number of missing swimmers the department has seen in over a decade, based on data provided by TCSO. All swimmers who have gone missing this year have been recovered.

The only years to have a high number of missing swimmers were 2018 with eight missing (one who still remains missing) and 2011 with eight missing/recovered, according to data.

"TCSO continues to remind swimmers and boaters to make safety a priority and wear their life jackets," officials said.

The department has created a lake safety video to help swimmers learn how to stay safe on the lake.

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