ABILENE, Texas -

Former Abilene City Council candidate Joseph Cochran, 56, has died.

According to the Abilene Police Department, the preliminary findings into Cochran's death investigation appear to be non-criminal – and no foul play is suspected.

Cochran's body was taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.

Incumbent Anthony Williams, a council member since 2001, defeated Cochran in the May election.