Weekend death

Police were on the scene in the 1200 block of Howard Saturday afternoon investigating a suspicious death in Taylor. Photo by Dee Dee Yelverton

On Saturday, Taylor police investigated the death of a Taylor woman, but believe it was not a homicide.

"Because of what the medical examiner said, it is very unlikely that this is going to be ruled a homicide," said Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck.

According to police reports, on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2:21 p.m., officers responded to a call for a deceased person in the 1200 block of Howard Street. A neighbor found Wilma Bisang, 81, of Taylor, dead in the detached garage of her home.

Officers observed signs of struggle and trauma to her body, which led to the initial report of a suspicious death.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, after the preliminary autopsy report from the Travis County Medical Examiners, police do not believe the death will be ruled a homicide.

"There were things that would indicate a struggle, however, they could also indicate other things like a fall," Fluck said. "There is another explanation for what looks likes signs of a struggle, but is not a struggle."

He said once officers observed the scene, the investigation proceeds as if it is a homicide because of the signs of trauma on the body.

Police obtained a warrant to search the rest of the home. Fluck said the next day was critical once the preliminary autopsy report came back.

"Trauma was observed on the body, but the trauma was not something that caused the death. The trauma was superficial," he said.

Detectives are being assisted in the investigation by the Williamson County Crime Scene Unit, the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, and the Texas Rangers. Taylor Police have consulted with the Williamson County District Attorney regarding the case.

"The case is still under investigation until we get the final autopsy report that includes the toxicology report," Fluck said. "Once we get the final autopsy report, we can close it out."

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