SPD says no foul play in death

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The death of a 42-year-old woman wasn’t caused by foul play, according to Selma Police.

Police say that Elizabeth Wright, whose body was discovered in an abandoned home on Broad Street wasn’t the victim of homicide.

“There were no signs of a criminal act,” Selma Police Chief Robert Jacobs said.

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Further answers won’t be forthcoming soon.

“They’re still unable to determine the cause of death,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs said the department wouldn’t know how Wright died until a toxicology report could be completed, which could take months.

On Friday, officers arrived at 1217 Broad Street after receiving an anonymous report that a body may be inside.

After conducting a search through the vacant house, little said, police found Wright’s body

The Criminal Investigations Division is handling the investigation.

“We still have at least two investigating,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs said the department was trying to determine a timeline of what exactly Wright did before she died.

While her body was found in a vacant home, Jacobs said the woman wasn’t homeless.

“She has been known to frequent these abandoned houses,” Jacobs said.

Dallas County Corner Alan Dailey said it appeared the body had been inside the house for several days.

Wright’s body has been turned over to the Department of Forensic Sciences in an attempt to establish a cause of death and gather any forensic evidence.

Anyone with information about Wright’s death is urged to contact

Crime Stoppers at (334)874-3530, the Selma Police Department’s Secret Witness line at (334) 874-2190 or the Criminal Investigations Division at (334) 874-2125.