TX - Nicole Diane Coleman, 23, found dead in woods, Austin, 31 Dec 2018

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  1. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    Austin police investigating homicide of 23-year-old woman
    Austin police investigating homicide of 23-year-old woman ⋆ Texas Breaking News

    January 5, 2019

    AUSTIN, Texas (Texasbreaking.com)- Austin Police, Fire and EMS arrived on the scene of a body found in the woods in the 7000 block of Ed Bluestein Blvd on December 31 at about 5:30 p.m, according to a press release by the Austin Police Department.

    The victim, Nicole Diane Coleman, 23, was found naked with obvious trauma and appeared to be deceased when first responders discovered her body, according to the Austin Police Department.

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    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    APD said the Travis County Medical Examiner ruled Coleman’s death a homicide, however, the manner of death has not been released due to the ongoing investigation.

    During their news conference, Austin Police stated that they have gathered a lot of evidence.
     
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    So sad. Hope they solve this quickly.
     
  4. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    This is very sad info, coming from the victim's family. My heart goes out to them...

    Family of woman found dead in east Austin helping police catch killer

    Police haven't given her many details about the case. Detectives told Wheeler her granddaughter was discovered naked on the side of US Highway 183 on New Year's Eve with obvious injuries. The Travis County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide. Police are not releasing how she died as they investigate. Homicide investigators were at the scene Monday and interviewed witnesses.

    "I don't know how the person who murdered her found her, whether it was someone she met or someone who targeted her,” Wheeler said.

    She says Nicole had a history of mental illness, battling bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

    She was visiting Austin, living in a home for women, after being released from a nearby mental hospital.

    "She was free to come and go, so she could have easily met someone within those two weeks,” Wheeler said.

    At this time, while coping with the sudden loss, the family is asking for help identifying the person behind the crime.
     
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    How awful for this poor young woman. I hope they catch her killer soon.
     
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    TTF14 Spaceship Headlight Pattern Expert

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    Police investigating possible connection between E. Austin murder and nearby sex assault

    AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is investigating a possible connection between the death of a 23-year-old woman in East Austin and a sexual assault of a different woman in a nearby park.
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    Police say the proximity of the two incidents is the primary reason to look at the connection, though they are also investigating DNA evidence.

    58-year-old David Green and 18-year-old Kyle Matthew Kenoski, both homeless, are charged with aggravated sexual assault after a woman says the pair raped her when she walked to the park after having a fight with her boyfriend.
     
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    Here is a Google map of both locations.
    Both locations are not exact but are in the area of the addresses stated.

    Shared route
    From 7000 Ed Bluestein Blvd to Davis/White Northeast Neighborhood Park Pedestrian Walkway via Ed Bluestein Blvd and Loyola Ln.

    20 min (1.0 mi)


    1. Head south on Ed Bluestein Blvd toward Loyola Ln
    2. Turn left onto Loyola Ln
    3. Turn left onto Crystalbrook Dr
    4. Turn right onto Coolbrook Dr
    5. Continue onto Davis/White Northeast Neighborhood Park Pedestrian Walkway
    6. Turn right to stay on Davis/White Northeast Neighborhood Park Pedestrian Walkway
    7. Arrive at location: Davis/White Northeast Neighborhood Park Pedestrian Walkway
    To see this route visit Google Maps
     
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    JerseyGirl Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    APD releases last known video of woman found dead on New Year's Eve

    Austin police released new video of the last known sighting of a 23-year-old woman who was found dead on Dec. 31 in a wooded area in east Austin.

    The surveillance video from Dec. 28 shows Coleman walking past a gas station just after 5:30 p.m. and about a half hour later walking back towards the gas station and going inside.
     
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  10. oceanstarryeyes

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    Looked like she might have been panhandling for money at the gas station.
     
  11. LadyL

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    so sad ... poor girl
     
  12. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    what makes you think that?
     
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    She looks like she’s casing the parking lot, like she needs money or needs help.
    Strange her shoes look like they were way too big for her too?
     
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    she did go in the store but no info on what, if anything, she bought
     
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    Surveillance video from Austin, Texas shows last known images of murdered woman Nicole Diane Coleman | Daily Mail Online

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    APD releases last known video of 23-year-old murder victim Nicole Coleman
     
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    The answers might be found at the Group Home.

    “Nicole was staying at a group home for women in Austin and stopped answering her text messages after Christmas.”

    Where was her Meds? (if any?)

    “She had been receiving treatment from several mental health facilities here in town and she recently moved to this neighborhood," O'Farrell said.

    It’s also strange about the Way Too BIG Looking Shoes she’s wearing in the Video.


    APD releases last known video of 23-year-old murder victim Nicole Coleman
     
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