A woman found dead in O.P. Schnabel Park on New Year’s Eve has been identified as Lauren Michelle Bump, 24.
San Antonio police said Bump was stabbed multiple times, and have ruled her death a homicide.
According to a police report, a passerby found Bump lying in a pool of blood on a paved trail inside the park after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
After officers arrived, they also located a car, which they believe belonged to Bump.
Police then closed off the park for several hours and searched the area for evidence.
On Thursday morning, the gates were open to the public once again.
Some visitors said they had heard about the killing and were exercising extra caution while using the park.
Jonathan Galicia, however, didn’t find out what had happened until after he finished his jog.
"I was surprised to hear that. I didn't even know that somebody got stabbed here,” he said. “That's very unfortunate. I jogged here before. As a matter of fact, the last time I was here I brought my niece, and that was a couple of days ago."
From now on, Galicia said, he will be looking over his shoulder as a result of the crime.
Police, meanwhile, are looking for Bump's killer.
As of Thursday morning, they did not release any information on a possible suspect or motive.
Bump’s family lives just a few miles away from the park. However, a Facebook page shows the victim most recently had been living in Fayetteville, Ark.
Bump reportedly is a graduate of Sandra Day O’Connor High School in San Antonio. Former classmates have set up a web page to collect donations in her name.
Relatives at Bump’s family’s home Northwest Side home declined to answer any questions Thursday morning.