Joshua Daniel
Joshua Daniel

On Monday, June 19, 2023, at approximately 3:19 a.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a stabbing in the 1000 block of West Rundberg Lane. Officers arrived and were directed by witnesses to a homeless camp, where they located and detained Joshua Daniel. Officers found a man who died from several stab wounds a few feet from Daniel.

Investigators believe Daniel stabbed the man several times and attempted to dispose of the body by dismemberment and burning.

Daniel is in the Travis County jail, charged with First Degree Murder.

Anyone with any information should contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477.

This case is being investigated as Austin’s 33rd homicide of 2023.