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Published on February 23, 2024
Kyle Police Arrest Man on Murder Charge After Woman Found Beaten; Suspect Also Faces Child Abuse Allegation from AustinSource: Kyle Police Department

A Kyle, Texas community is reeling after a man was arrested on a murder charge following the discovery of a woman severely beaten in a residence on Waterloo Drive. Kyle police apprehended 43-year-old Marco Sanchez early Friday morning, after responding to a welfare concern at approximately 3:19 a.m., reported CBS Austin.

Upon entry, officers found an unconscious female displaying grave blunt-force trauma injuries. Emergency medical services were summoned to the scene, but despite their efforts, the woman was pronounced dead at Ascension Seton Hays Hospital, after transportation from the scene of the crime. Sanchez was located at the home during the check, and, was arrested on-site.

This catastrophic scene has sparked an investigation, with authorities urging anyone with information to step forward. Those privy to any details that could assist in the case are encouraged to contact the Kyle Police Department directly or to submit a tip through Hays County Crime Stoppers, as detailed by Fox 7 Austin. An autopsy on the victim has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Compounding this horrific incident is the revelation that, Sanchez, who is now being held at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center was also booked on a separate charge. A warrant out of Austin for continuous sexual abuse of a child had been issued for his arrest. While these allegations predate the murder charge, they cast a grim shadow on the investigation, adding a chilling layer to the already unsettling events.

The community awaits further details as the investigation into this brutal act unfolds. In the meantime, the Kyle Police Department remains resolute in its call for information, hoping that members of the public can contribute to bringing clarity, and justice to this perplexing and tragic case.