Woman Found Dead
Barbara Devers, a 35 year old woman from Smithville, was found dead in her home by the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, August 28. Deputies were dispatched at 6 p.m. that evening to 179 Kellar Road in Smithville. When they arrived, they found the body of a white female, along with a dead dog believed to be owned by Devers.
An autopsy was ordered, so the victim’s body was transported to the Travis County medical examiner’s office, where the cause of death was discovered. The Medical Examiner said the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
The Public Information Officer told the Leader Tuesday morning that the investigation continues and that they did not have any more information to release at that time. They were also closed mouthed about her personal information, including whether or not she was married, divorced, in a relationship, or had children.
The Sheriff’s Department did say they had no reason to believe that residents of the community were in danger.