Missing 24-year-old man found dead in Austin

Cristian Rangel’s body was located on April 19 on Spring Meadow Road, about eight miles from where he was last seen.

AUSTIN, Texas — A man has been found dead after he was previously reported missing earlier this month in Austin.

According to the Austin Police Department (APD), the body of Cristian Rangel was found on April 19 at the 5800 block of Spring Meadow Road.

Officers responded to the location after receiving reports of a deceased man, and crime scene specialists and detectives arrived soon thereafter. Rangel was identified in what is now a death investigation. APD is offering up to $1,000 for anyone who can provide details that could help find and arrest a suspect.

Before his body was located, Rangel had last been seen in the passenger seat of an SUV on April 8 in a Walmart parking lot on the 5000 block of US Highway 290 Service Road Eastbound. The Walmart is about eight miles from where his body was found.

Have any information on Rangel’s death? Call 512-974-TIPS to reach APD directly, or 512-472-8477 to reach the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program. 

You can also visit austincrimestoppers.org to submit new details online. 

What to do when someone goes missing

Thousands of people go missing every year across the U.S., and there are organizations and law enforcement agencies that work to bring them home to their loved ones.

The Texas Center for the Missing is an organization that works to educate loved ones and authorities on finding the lost.

From resources that deal with missing children to endangered adults, the nonprofit organization has compiled a wealth of resources to help.

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