BELOIT, WI (WTAQ) - The death of a Beloit woman whose body was found in a storm-water holding pond has been ruled accidental.
Police said 49-year-old Michelle Silbar died from falling several times.
Her body was found last Saturday in a retention pond behind a Walmart store. Officers checked surveillance video from several stores as part of their investigation.
Police captain Bill Tyler said Silbar fell multiple times and entered the pond on her own. She was considered to be impaired, but police won’t know for sure until they get toxicology test results.
Tyler could not say why Silbar was behind the Walmart – even though she’s been known to walk a lot around Beloit.