June 4, 2019, deputies responded to an Assist EMS call on Hurst Creek Rd.
arrival, deputies discovered Monika Vetters, 36 of Del Valle, TX and her
daughter Veronica Vetters, age: 2 lying on the ground with grave injuries. CPR
was started on scene and both mother and daughter were transported to separate
hospitals. Efforts to resuscitate the victims were unsuccessful. Monika and
Veronica were both pronounced deceased at 9:49 pm by physicians at the
hospitals. (Identical time of death is not a typo.) Monika was pregnant and her
unborn child did not survive.
have spent the months following this incident conducting a thorough
investigation, seeking to determine if the decedents fell from a third floor
balcony on which they were last seen, or if the incident was intentional.
on the findings of the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office and TCSO’s
extensive investigation, the actions of that evening have been deemed
intentional and the case has been closed as a murder/suicide.
has worked a total of 3 homicides this year.