Is There a Serial Killer in Austin? People Warning There Might Be
People in the Austin area are speculating that there might be a serial killer in their midst. Austin, Texas is known for plenty of events and nightlife across the city, especially in the Rainey Street Entertainment District. Over the past few years, people have been noticing a disturbing trend of young men going missing after a night out on Rainey Street. These men have later turned up dead in nearby Lady Bird Lake. The cases go all the way back to 2008, when two bodies were found in the lake. Since then, the number of men found deceased in the lake has gone up, with 5 men found dead in the lake in 2022 alone. People on Twitter have been speculating for months now about the deaths and wondering if all these accidents are related.
Nick Casablancas is a comedian based in Austin, Texas with over 214,000 followers on Tik Tok. He published a video discussing the potential serial killer and the reasons people are convinced there's a killer on the loose:
@lemonberrypashminaAustin TX has a seriel 🔪🔪🔪 Please share and help spread awareness We know targetting Rainey St Young Men Usually Alone but the next victim could be anyone so please please check on your friends and check in yourself if youre planning on going out anywhere downtown really but especially Rainey @♬ Make Your Own Kind Of Music - Mama Cass
33-year-old James Honey was in Austin for a bachelor trip but was reported missing on March 31st, his body was found in Lady Bird Lake the next day, per Austin Police Department. APD also released a statement Fox 7 News saying they know there is speculation on social media about the recent drownings in the lake:
"Although these cases are still under investigation and evidence is being analyzed, at this time, there is no evidence in any of these cases to support allegations of foul play."
Austinites are warning travelers and locals not to go out on Rainey Street alone. Locals are also demanding to see changes in the area to make it safer for the community, according to KVUE. Some of the requests are more lights on the trail and around the lake, as well as cameras, and more patrols in the area.