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Suspect charged in Hays County Homicide

Sierra Martin | Managing Editor

On April 25, 2022, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a deceased person in the 2900 block of Main Street in Buda, Texas. Detectives were called to the scene and determined the death to be suspicious. The unidentified male was taken to Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy where it was determined the decedent had succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds.

25-year-old William Rojas. Photo attributed to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office continued the investigation as a Homicide and later identified the decedent as 19-year-old Esbin Santiago Gomez from Guatemala. Through the support of Crime Analysts and the Crime Scene Unit, Detectives were able to establish a suspect and the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect who is from El Salvador was identified as 25-year-old William Rojas.

Rojas has been charged with Murder, a First-Degree Felony; two counts of Tampering with Evidence/Human Corpse, a Second-Degree Felony; and Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Third-Degree Felony. William Rojas is currently in Travis County Jail on unrelated charges and will be transferred to the Hays County Jail at a later time.

If you have information regarding this investigation, contact Detective Chase Fuller with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-324-8466 or you can submit your information on-line to Tip Line P3tips.com as well as submit a tip on the Hays County Sheriff’s Office App.

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