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Posted on: August 27, 2019

UPDATE: Veterans Park Homicide Victim’s Name Released

Charles William Lauria II

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, City of San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) officials released the identity of the victim in Saturday’s homicide as Charles William Lauria II (12/30/1961).

The victim’s name was previously being held until next of kin was notified. 

This continues to be an active investigation and anyone with information should contact Detective Michael Casillas at (512) 754-2202.

Previous Release Aug. 26: Homicide Near Veterans Park

The City of San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend near Veterans Park.

At approximately 10:42 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, SMPD patrol was dispatched to the area of 320 Mariposa St., otherwise known as Veterans Park, after a report of a deceased person found in a nearby drainage creek.

After a search of the area, the officers located a deceased male and his nearby campsite approximately 30 feet away, up the embankment. The victim was found to have sustained stab wounds to the upper torso.

The victim’s identity will not be released until next of kin has been notified. This is an active investigation and anyone with information should contact Detective Michael Casillas at (512) 754-2202.

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