Police identify 18 year-old woman found lying dead on sidewalk outside her home

Brett Bachtle
Updated: October 22, 2019 05:41 PM
Created: October 22, 2019 09:47 AM

(ABC 6 News) - The Austin Police Department is now identifying the 18-year-old woman found lying dead on the sidewalk outside of her home Saturday morning.

She is identified as 18-year-old Erica Manzano of Austin.


According to her obituary, Manzano was born in Rochester before living in Albert Lea. Eventually, she moved with her family to Austin. Manzano was a senior at Austin High school where she was involved with choir. She enjoyed photography, music, taking walks and shopping. 

Police are also identifying the man found on the scene on the roof of her home. He is identified as 20-year-old Abraham Cervantes-Paz of Austin.

Cervantes-Paz tried fleeing the scene before being caught by police and taken into custody on an unrelated probation violation. Police say the two are acquainted.

At this time there is still no cause of death of the young woman. Police say there is nothing to indicate trauma or any physical violence.


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