On July 14, 2016 Travis County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing man believed to have been murdered. Detectives opened a Missing Person case and over the next several months, followed a number of leads. On October 25, 2016 detectives received information indicating that Paul Michael Longoria, 33 of Creedmoor had been murdered and that his remains could be found in a wooded area off Maha Loop in Southeast Travis County.

At approximately 4:30 pm on October 30, 2016 TEXSAR cadaver dogs alerted on a rolled up tarp underneath a bridge in the 11300 block of Maha Loop. The tarp contained skeletal remains. The location of the remains and the manner in which they were found is consistent with the description provided to TCSO detectives.

On November 2, 2016 TCSO arrested

SAMUEL ALLEN McMARION, 19 of Creedmoor.

McMarion is charged with Murder (First Degree Felony) and Tampering with Physical Evidence – Human Corpse (Second Degree Felony).

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office will continue its investigation. The final report is expected to take several weeks or months due to extensive decomposition.


Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 318-5669

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