|Case: 21-0900178 |
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 2:43 a.m.
Location: 9715 N FM 620
Deceased: Natalia Monet Cox, Black female, Born 11/17/1999
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at approximately 2:43 a.m., 911 received several calls from an apartment complex located at 9715 N FM 620. Callers reported what sounded like a door being kicked in. They also reported hearing several gunshots, a woman screaming and hearing someone running, followed by a car leaving in a hurry.
APD Officers arrived on scene and observed that the front door to an apartment appeared to have been forced open. Officers entered the apartment to clear it and found a female in one of the bedrooms with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to her body. The female was unresponsive. Officers began to administer lifesaving measures until Austin-Travis County EMS arrived. EMS assessed the victim but unfortunately she was pronounced deceased at 3:04 a.m.
The victim has been identified as Natalia Monet Cox.
Homicide investigators and crime scene personnel arrived on the scene and began to investigate. Homicide investigators are developing leads towards identifying a possible suspect. The case is still being actively investigated.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-8477 (TIPS), email firstname.lastname@example.org, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 20th homicide of 2021.