Foreclosure records reviewed in probe of Travis County deputy’s death


Foreclosure proceeding is a thread in multiagency investigation that includes over 150 pieces of evidence.


Sgt. Craig Hutchinson was killed with his own gun, officials say; how it happened remains under investigation.

On the same morning hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Travis County sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Hutchinson, his home near Round Rock was set to be publicly sold due to a foreclosure, documents obtained by the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV show.

SunTrust Mortgage Inc. filed a notice at the Williamson County clerk’s office on July 11 announcing that the Hutchinson home was eligible for a foreclosure sale. Fourteen days later, Hutchinson was found dead outside the house.

The foreclosure notice is among information investigators are assembling as they try to learn more about the sergeant, who after 32 years was set to retire later this year, and seek to determine his manner of death. Officials from the Travis County medical examiner’s office, which is conducting the autopsy, and Williamson County Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell haven’t issued a ruling.

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