Body discovered near 290 east of Elgin Posted in: News An Elgin resident was found dead on the side of U.S. Highway 290 east of town, potentially killed by a vehicle.On Friday morning, April 1, a passerby reported a body on the side of the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 290 about a mile east of Elgin’s city limits, at the turn lane into El Bosque Drive, said Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook.The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office received the call at 9:33 a.m. The person found dead at the scene was identified as Leslie Loving, a 37-year-old Elgin resident.Loving was possibly hit by a vehicle, Cook said; the preliminary investigation shows ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!