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APD Seeking Community Assistance Locating Homicide Suspect –

Case:              20-2731310
Date:              Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time:              8:41 p.m.
Location:        12300 block of Yarmont Way    
Deceased:       Luke Kemper, White male, 1/24/2004
Suspect:          Franco Javier Maldonado, Hispanic male, 22-years-old
The Austin Police Department (APD) and US Marshals Service are seeking the public’s help locating Franco Javier Maldonado. Maldonado has an outstanding murder warrant for the murder of Luke Kemper, a 16 year old male, that occurred on September 29, 2020.
Maldonado, seen below in this booking photo from an unrelated arrest, has been on the run since the murder of 16-year-old Kemper in 2020. 

Franco Javier Maldonado
Detectives believe the incident started with a drug deal in September 2020. Maldonado has a prior record which includes narcotics and theft of a firearm.
Detectives believe he may still be in Central Texas, but there’s a possibility he fled to Mexico.
Franco Javier Maldonado is described as a:
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS (8477), email them at [email protected], use the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-TIPS (8477) or use the Crime Stoppers App. Please contact Capital Area Crime Stoppers or the US Marshal Service if you have any information on the whereabouts of Maldonado.


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