Woman arrested in connection to body found in Del Valle

Travis County deputies have made an arrest in connection to the body found in southeast Travis County last year.

Tuesday, deputies arrested 33-year-old Stephanie Ray for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Back in July, 31-year-old Johnny Cardenas from Austin was found dead on the 9800 block of Blocker Lance near Von Quintus Road. 

According to deputies, a call came in around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 about a bad odor near Blocker Lane and Von Quintas Road. When crews arrived on scene, the body of a Hispanic man was found. 

Detectives say the crime scene was cleaned and Cardenas' body was removed to conceal the crime.

Deputies say Cardenas was in a relationship with Ray at the time of his death.

Deputies are still investigating the case and say more charges may be filed.