Foster’s body found at Hippie Hollow

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Lake Patrol found a body on the shoreline of Lake Travis just after 7 a.m. on Feb. 21 and later confirmed it was the body of Brenden “Chameleon” Foster.

Foster’s body was found in the vicinity of Hippie Hollow, where the abandoned vehicle and his belongings were discovered 16 days earlier on Feb. 5.  

Foster arrived at Hippie Hollow around 10 a.m. that Wednesday and was last seen by security footage at noon. Hippie Hollow security placed a note on Foster’s car after it was found in the parking lot at closing time with information on how to get out of the park if he returned to his vehicle that evening, according to a timeline the family compiled.

The next day park officials did a preliminary search of the park and found Foster’s personal belongings, including his prescription eyeglasses, near the water at stairwell 14, the last stairwell in the park, according to a timeline.

Foster’s older sister Fadeelah Muhyee shared that Foster, 25, was from Oakland, Calif. and moved to Austin about five years ago. She noted that he was a vocalist and that he also lived with a bipolar disorder and had previously battled manic episodes. 

Over the two weeks of his missing, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and volunteers conducted extensive searches.

Travis County used deputies, K9s, a helicopter, drone and dive team, said Kristen Dark, TCSO spokesperson. TXSAR also conducted several search missions with multiple dogs and considerable manpower.

Cause and manner of death are pending the Medical Examiner’s investigation. The cause of death is pending toxicology results and that usually takes anywhere from 7-9 weeks, according to Jay Wiles, TCSO multimedia information specialist.

The family is hosting two memorials for Foster on March 8 in Austin and on April 6 in Oakland.