Body found near Riverside identified; APD looking for murder suspect

The Austin Police Department (APD) is investigating a murder near Riverside.

Police said on Friday, June 21, around 4:06 p.m., officers responded to a call of a dead body in the 2600 block of Metcalfe Road. The caller said they saw what appeared to be a dead body.

When officers arrived, they found a dead woman, later identified as 34-year-old Alyssa Rivera, in an abandoned house.

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Detectives believe Rivera was murdered at the home by an unknown suspect.

Anyone with any information should contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or by calling 512-472-8477. A reward up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest. 

This case is being investigated as Austin's 27th homicide of 2024.