Body found on Kyle Crossing identified

Medical issues possibly related to illegal drug use was the preliminary cause of death of a homeless man whose body was found along Kyle Crossing road earlier this month.

John Raymond Distasio, 55, was identified by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith as the deceased. According to Kyle officials, no foul play is suspected. 

Final results and final cause of death are pending toxicology results from an autopsy ordered by Smith.

According to a press release, a body was found at around 7:30 a.m. July 2 by a pedestrian walking along Kyle Crossing on the way to work. The witness went into the Home Depot on Kyle Crossing and told employees, who then called Kyle Police.

Smith pronounced the man dead and ordered an autopsy. Authorities later identified Distasio, based on his fingerprints.

Kyle Police continues to investigate the incident.

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