(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Fears abound that a serial killer might be active in Austin, Texas, after local law enforcement found a submerged car in a local water reservoir where at least four men’s corpses have been found only this year.
On Monday, the Austin police recovered a car from the water of Lady Bird Lake. Even though there was no dead body inside, it was riddled with bullet halls, according to local reports cited by Fox News.
Lady Bird Lake on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas, is described as a “river-like” water reservoir.
The four men’s corpses in the artificial lake were all discovered in the same downtown stretch of water.
Local reports claim that up to eight men’s dead bodies may have been discovered in the same area under similar circumstances.
However, the first such case for 2023 occurred in February. The alleged victim was identified as 30-year-old Jason John. A week after his last sighting on Austin’s Rainey Street, his corpse was found in the water reservoir.
After that, the police found the bodies of Clifton Axtell, 40, on March 5. Then, on April 1, they found the remains of 33-year-old Jonathan Honey.
The most recent victim was identified as John Christopher Hays-Clark, 30. Hays-Clark’s body was discovered close to a dam about two miles downriver from where the other corpses had been found, but closer to Rainey Street.
The third victim, Jonathan Honey, was last seen alive at a food truck on Rainey Street a day before his body was found.
The latest discovery in Lady Bird Lake – the car with multiple bullet holes – was made after around 2 am on Monday, the Austin Police Department responded to reports about a shooting close to the Festival Beach boat ramp.
The location is less than a mile from the southern tip of Rainey Street, which contains a famous strip of bars.
“On Monday, May 1, 2023, approximately at 2:03 am. Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a shooting call at 2100 block of Jesse Segovia St. and located a car in the water,” Austin police told Fox News.
“This is an active investigation. We do not have any more information to release at this time,” the police added.
The vehicle was recovered after sunrise after a dive team found it.
Local law enforcement says that they have no evidence that a serial killer is on the loose in the area and that no foul play has been found in any of the four cases of discovered dead bodies.
However, the cases remain under investigation, and “independent investigators and web sleuths” have insisted that they cannot be a matter of coincidence.
Such speculations are raised against the backdrop of concerns about roofie attacks in local bars, using drugs that can “incapacitate victims.”