Death of Buda man ruled a homicide

UPDATE – 8:00 a.m. July 28 

Officials have ruled the death of a man found in a Buda area home July 26 as a homicide, according to a Hays County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The victim has been identified as Brandon Lamont Fotnette, 36, of Buda, according to the release. His death was ruled a homicide by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office.

An investigation into the case is ongoing. Officials do not believe there is a public safety concern.

This story is developing. We will provide updates as they become available.


Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a home just outside of Buda Thursday.

According to a press release, authorities were dispatched at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday to a home in the 200 block of Brandon’s Way near Buda for a welfare concern. Deputies who responded to the residence located a deceased adult male, who has not been identified at this time.

The HCSO is investigating the case and will release more information as it becomes available.

This story is developing. Check back with the Hays Free Press for updates.

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