The identity of an Austin woman found dead Saturday morning near her home has been released.
Austin Chief of Police Dave McKichan reported that 18-year old Erica Manzano was found lying on the sidewalk deceased next to her house on the 800 block of 8th Avenue Southwest. McKichan also identified a male arrested at the scene as 20-year old Abraham Dario Cervantes-Paz of Austin. Cervantes-Paz was on the roof of the residence when police and detectives arrived on the scene Saturday morning. He attempted to flee, but was caught and arrested for a probation violation on June charges of felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony for terroristic threats and a misdemeanor for domestic assault, for which he was on pretrial release.
Cervantes-Paz is currently being held at the Mower County jail for the probation violation. While Cervantes-Paz was known to Manzano, Chief McKichan stressed that he is not being held in connection to Manzano’s death.
A cause of death in the case has yet to be determined, and the case is still under investigation.