AUSTIN, TX (WTAQ) - A Verona native was killed in Austin Texas, and a man who was reportedly dating her has been arrested.
Austin Police said 26-year-old Cassandra Clark suffered, “obvious trauma to her body” last Sunday.
Officials said the suspect, 27-year-old Ryan Clarke, slit his wrists at a park a few hours later – and when he was at the hospital, he had a social worker call 911 to check the woman’s apartment. That’s when officers found her dead.
Ryan Clarke was arrested on a possible murder charge. He’s in jail under a $100,000 bond.
Cassandra Clark graduated from Verona High School in 2004, and from Madison Edgewood College in 2008 with degrees in Spanish and clinical psychology. She was working as a financial aid officer with the University of Texas business school at the time of her death.