Police investigate suspicious death

- UPDATE: The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Dijon Reid Tuesday. 

Austin Police have ruled the death of a man they discovered during a welfare check suspicious.

Last Thursday police conducted a welfare check in the 7500 block of Berkman Dr. around 12:30 p.m. According to police, they discovered the body of 59-year-old Charles Edward Peterson III.The Travis County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy Friday morning and ruled the death a homicide.

Police are searching for Peterson’s roommate identified as 27-year-old Dijon Reid. Police said Reid is wanted for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

Reid is described as being 6 feet tall and weighs around 200 pounds.

According to police, Reid frequents areas of Manor Road, Rogge Lane and Cameron Road.

 A $1,000 reward has been offered by Crime Stoppers for any information leading to the capture of Reid.

 

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