Shawn Joseph’s body has been located in Milam County


On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, Round Rock Detectives located the body of missing 30-year-old Shawn Joseph.

Shawn Joseph

Joseph’s body was found in a rural area of Milam County after he had been shot and transported from the Walmart parking lot at 4700 E. Palm Valley Blvd on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

On Friday, October 6, 2023, officers responded to the Walmart parking lot in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Shortly after, officers confirmed the vehicle belonged to missing Cedar Park resident Shawn Joseph.

Investigators determined Joseph was shot in the parking lot late Thursday evening and transported from the scene by the suspect. The suspect, Royce Loggins (31), was later arrested for aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping in Haltom City and extradited back to Williamson County. Additional charges are pending at this time.

Royce Loggins

The Round Rock Police Department would like to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers and their Air Unit, the FBI, Texas Search and Rescue, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, the Haltom City Police Department, the Cedar Park Police Department, the Milam County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department, and the public for their assistance in this investigation.

We also extend our prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Shawn Joseph during this difficult time.