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Update: Police investigate murder on Riverside Ave.

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police say they are now investigating a murder after a body was found on Riverside Avenue early Tuesday morning.

Around 12:25 a.m., a Columbus police officer discovered an abandoned white car on Riverside Avenue. Inside, he found the body of 47-year-old Lisa Taylor.

EMS could not find any vital signs from the woman, and the Muscogee County coroner pronounced her dead at 2:05 a.m. Police reports show Taylor could have died any time between 10 p.m. Monday and the time they found her body.

One of the windows to Taylor's car was broken, but police saw no sign of a struggle inside or around the vehicle. They say there was no blood on the scene and no distinct marks on Taylor's body that would indicate someone physically harmed her.

We're told Taylor lived on 2nd Avenue, in Columbus.

Taylor's body was sent to the state crime lab in Atlanta. An autopsy ruled her death as a homicide.  Authorities are not releasing the cause of her death at this time but they tell us they are now ruling this case a murder.

The case remains under investigation.

If you have any information on this crime, please call Columbus Police at (706) 653-3400.

News Leader Nine is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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