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Body found in Zilker Park identified, no longer considered suspicious

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Update: Police have identified the body as that of 34-year-old Robert Negrete.

Police say the autopsy has been completed and his death is no longer considered suspicious.

Earlier: Detectives with the Austin Police Department are investigating a suspicious death in South Austin, after a body was found in Zilker Park.

Police said a woman called 911 after she came across an unresponsive man in a wooded area south of Barton Springs Pool.

When emergency crews responded, they found the dead man, who is said to be around 30 years old.

Blood was found in the area around the body, and some signs of trauma were apparent leading police to suggest the death could be suspicious.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the APD Homicide Tip Line at (512) 377-3588.

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