A body was found at the Recycling Center on FM 1327 near Creedmore on April 14, 2015. At 2:43pm workers at the center found the body of a man on their conveyor belt as they were sorting materials. They immediately shut down the center and notified the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives working with the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body as; Clarence Gerald Gardner Jr., Date of Birth 5-15-1965, of the Austin area. He was a transient that frequented downtown Austin.

The ME’s Office has ruled the manner of death as a homicide. Detectives will not be specific as to the cause of death.

Anyone with information concerning Mr. Gardner and how he died is asked to call the Travis County Tip Line at 512-854-8488Call: 512-854-8488 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS (512-472-8477Call: 512-472-8477).

### Roger Wade Senior Public Information Officer Travis County Sheriff’s Office Office 512-854-4986Call: 512-854-4986 Pager 512-935-1162Call: 512-935-1162

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