Body found on New Year's Eve identified, ruled a homicide

- The Austin Police Department has identified the body of a woman found on New Year's Eve as 23-year-old Nicole Diane Coleman. 

Police were called out to the 7000 block of Ed Bluestein​​​​​​ Boulevard after 911 received a call about a body in the woods just after 5:30 p.m. Monday.

When first responders arrived they found Coleman with obvious trauma. She was pronounced dead shortly after.  

Officials have ruled Coleman's death a homicide. Little information is currently being released as the investigation continues. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS. They can also text "Tip 103" + their message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at

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