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Police identify Austin woman, 18, who was found dead on sidewalk near her home

Police also released the identity of a man who was taken into custody after fleeing from the scene after being on the roof of the home.

Posted: Oct 22, 2019 9:29 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 7:04 AM

AUSTIN, Minn. - The body of an 18-year-old woman found on a sidewalk near her home has been identified.

Police said Tuesday the woman who died over the weekend was Erica Manzano, of Austin.


Abraham Cervantes-Pas, Mower County Jail

A man who police said was on the roof of the home and fled when authorities arrived was identified as 20-year-old Abraham Cervantes-Pas, of Austin.

He is in custody at the Mower County Jail for a probation violation for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

No cause of death has been released, and authorities are waiting for a toxicology report.

Police said the woman’s body was found Saturday in the 800 block of 8th Ave. SW.

Police said Manzano was a student at the Austin High School. KIMT reached out to the Austin Public School District for a comment. David M. Krenz, Superintendent of the Austin Public School District,  says there is a protocol in place for such emergencies. He released this statement:  

“Additional counselors will be available throughout the week. If you have concerns for a student, colleague or yourself, please contact the AHS Counseling Office.”

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