APD officer questioned in death of Kyle PD Victims Services Coordinator

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FOX 7 has learned that an Austin police officer has been questioned in connection with the death of Samantha Dean.

Dean was a Victims Services Coordinator for the Kyle Police Department.

Her body was found in Bastrop lying next to a car in a parking lot.

Dean was pregnant at the time of her death.

An autopsy showed she died from a gunshot wound.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo released this statement on the case:

"I will not discuss questions regarding specifics of this on-going criminal investigation or the employment status of any members of the department. Ms. Dean was involved with the law enforcement community in Central Texas, not only working for the kyle police department, but volunteering for the Austin Police Department. Investigation into the murder of Ms. Dean continues and no further comment will be made at this time."

When a suspect is arrested for Dean's murder, they could be charged with capital murder because Dean was pregnant.

They could also be given the death penalty.