Autopsy results yield latest Columbus murder investigation

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Police are not releasing the cause of Lisa Taylor's death at this time, but they are calling it a murder.

Early Tuesday morning, an officer discovered Taylor's body in a white Toyota Camry on Riverside Avenue in Columbus.

They aren't saying what led them to upgrade the investigation into the 46 year old Taylor's death to murder, but the change came after preliminary autopsy results came back from the GBI's crime lab in Atlanta.

Further adding to this mystery, police say there were no signs of struggle, no blood on the scene, and no distinct marks on Taylor's body.

Little more is known about the investigation at this time, other than, no suspects are in custody.

But more details about Taylor's life have come forward.

An investigation today revealed a criminal record in Columbus dating back to 2005.

In addition to forgery and fraud charges, Taylor most recently pled guilty to possession of cocaine in June of 2007, which at the time also violated her parole.

She spent a year and a half in prison and was released in December of 2008.

Tonight, the investigation into Taylor's death continues as police try to put together the timeline of events that led to her death.

Columbus Police say this is the city's 11th murder this year.

If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.