Deadly Del Valle house fire investigated as homicide

The Travis County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deadly house fire in Del Valle as a homicide. According to a spokesperson for TCSO, all four victims were found with wounds that were inconsistent with a fire. 

It is believed that all four victims died due to gunshot wounds. 

The Austin Fire Department was called to a house fire early Thursday morning in the 8300 block of Linden Road in Del Valle. According to firefighters, a neighbor called in the fire a little before 6 a.m. Firefighters had a hard time locating the victims due to debris inside the makeshift home. 

All four victims were adults. At this point in time, none of the victim's have been identified. 

The Travis County Sheriff's Office believes one of the victims in the fire was a resident at the address. He has been identified as Matthew Aaron Barber. The Travis County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance.

Anyone who knows of Matthew or this address is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-8477. 

Deputies of the Travis County Sheriff's Office will be stationed on Linden Road 24/7 until further notice. 

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