Austin rockabilly bandleader Chadd Thomas (real name Charles Thomas II) of Chadd Thomas and the Crazy Kings was found dead Monday morning, 11 of July, on South Congress Avenue near Oltorf.
The Austin American-Statesman and KVUE are both reporting at first that the Travis County Medical Examiner has ruled Thomas' death a homicide from blunt force trauma.
Although homicide detectives are involved, Austin police said when they found Thomas' body that determining a cause of death was premature: "Right now, all we have is a deceased person," APD Sgt. Keith Bazzle told KVUE.
As for the last news, Austin police say a local rockabilly musician found dead was involved in three unrelated altercations in the days leading up to this death. Police say Charles Thomas was first hit by a vehicle on Sunday along South Lamar, and he was involved in a second altercation at a party on East Alpine Road. Thomas was then driven to South Congress where he was possibly assaulted. Thomas was found dead from blunt force trauma lying near a sidewalk along South Congress Monday morning.