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Investigation into woman’s body found on train ends, new information released

Published: Jan. 29, 2022 at 3:40 PM CST
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LIMESTONE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Breaking Update: Deputies have released new information after a woman’s body was found on a train in the Tanner Community on Jan. 29.

Limestone County Coroner Mike West told WAFF 48 the body was found on the top of the train on Harris Station Rd. The woman’s body was sent to a forensics lab to determine the cause of death.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office said after an extensive and thorough investigation was opened to determine how the woman ended up on the top of the train, investigators found the train originated in Louisville, Kentucky, and traveled south through Nashville, Tennessee, and Limestone County.

The investigation was conducted by the LCSO, CSX Railroad Police, The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Huntsville Medical Unit, ALEA’s Latent Print Unit, Hendersonville Tennessee Police Department, Metro Nashville Police Department and Davidson County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office.

“The victim was identified, and investigators discovered her last known location was Nashville, Tennessee,” said Limestone County Sheriff Joshua McLaughlin. “The Metro Nashville Police Department was notified and worked closely with CSX Special Agents on the case.  After several days of searching and observing video footage, it was determined that the female’s death was the result of suicide.”

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