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Who killed 37-year-old Loretta Lynn Roberts in July of 2006?




On July 11, 2006 at 11:27 p.m. Loretta Lynn Roberts, 37, was stopped by Austin Police at Rundberg Lane and IH 35 in Austin with a black male and issued citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.


The Homicide detective assigned to the case was able to confirm this was the last known documented citing of the Roberts.


Austin Police officers responded to the 100 block of Bastrop Highway soutbound eleven days later after hearing of a bad odor coming from a backyard and discovered a deceased body.


The woman was identified as Loretta Lynn Roberts and the Travis County Medical Examiner ruled Robert's death a homicide.


The victim was last seen wearing a blue tank top, blue shorts, white flip flops, white cross and pink fanny pack around her waist (as shown in the photograph to the left).


As the investigation progressed, numerous tips and information was received. Some of the information received was that Roberts was known to hang out in the area of Rundberg Lane. and IH 35, possibly engaging in prostitution.

Further investigation determined that several known clients were said to have been aggressive with Roberts and with some of the prostitutes working the Rundberg Lane area. 


The case has been ruled a homicide; however, investigators speculate certain evidence could possibly be considered that Robert's death was accidental. 


Homicide investigators are asking anyone with information concerning this case to please contact the APD Homicide Cold Case Unit at (512) 974-5250 or Crimestoppers at (512) 472-8477.


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