Austin Police Identify Prime Suspect in Death of Juvenile Female

Austin Police Identify Prime Suspect in Death of Juvenile Female
Micah Marshall

Detectives have made a significant breakthrough in the murder case of Mikalah Franklin, the juvenile female who was tragically shot dead at the Bridge at Harris Ridge Apartments on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Authorities have identified Micah Marshall as the prime suspect in the heinous crime, and he was subsequently arrested on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and charged with first-degree murder.

The investigation into the murder has been ongoing since the incident, and it has taken the efforts of dedicated officers and investigators to narrow down the suspect list. With the identification of Micah Marshall as the prime suspect, law enforcement hopes to bring justice to the victim’s family and the community that was shaken by this violent act.

Authorities are urging the public to come forward with any additional information they may have regarding the incident or the suspect. If you have any relevant information, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, you are encouraged to contact the Austin Police Department’s Homicide unit at 512-974-TIPS. Alternatively, tips can be submitted anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477.

In their previous release, the police had announced that a reward of up to $1,000 could be available for any information leading to an arrest. Now that the prime suspect has been identified and apprehended, investigators are hopeful that the case will soon be brought to a close.

The loss of Mikalah Franklin has marked a tragic milestone for Austin, as it became the 31st homicide in the city during 2023. As the legal proceedings against Micah Marshall continue, the community seeks closure and healing, hoping that justice will prevail for the young victim and her loved ones.

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