APD asking public for help with 2014 cold case murder investigation

The Austin Police Department is asking the public for help with information as it continues to investigate a cold case murder.

Joe "Mikey" Montemayor was murdered on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the 1100 block of E. Oltorf. 

Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at an apartment complex. The caller reported a man had fallen down on the sidewalk and was gasping for air and bleeding badly. 

Despite life-saving attempts, Montemayor was pronounced dead at the scene. Montemayor did not reside at the complex where he was murdered. He was there with friends who were visiting someone.


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Detectives spoke with residents as crime scene personnel processed the scene. The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and formally ruled the death a homicide.

At the time of his murder, Montemayor was wearing plaid shorts and white “Jordan-style” sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to reach out. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS (8477) or use the Crime Stoppers App. Crime Stoppers may offer a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Individuals may also contact the APD Cold Case-Homicide Unit at apdcoldcasemissingpersons@austintexas.gov or submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.