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Woman hit by train identified

December 14, 2005|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The identity of a woman whose body was found on railroad tracks Sunday night was released Tuesday, but Pennsylvania State Police and Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner provided few additional details.

Police identified the woman as 39-year-old Angela Roberts of Greencastle, but did not release a street address. Conner identified the woman as Angela M. Roberts, but said he would provide no other information than was contained in the statement issued by police.

A woman of the same name and age had until recently lived at an address in Chambersburg, Pa., but the house was unoccupied Tuesday and her telephone number was no longer in service. A neighbor said the woman had moved, but she did not recall when, or to where the woman had moved.

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An autopsy was performed Tuesday at Chambersburg Hospital, and Conner said Roberts died of blunt force trauma as a result of being struck by a train.

While he released the cause of death, Conner did not say whether the manner or time of her death had been determined.

The police report issued Tuesday afternoon stated Roberts had died from being struck by a train and that the incident was still under investigation.

The body of the woman was discovered at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday after a crew member of a passing train reported seeing what appeared to be clothing lying along the railroad tracks, police said Monday. The body of the woman was found between the rails of the railroad track a short distance north of the Walter Avenue bridge, according to a witness.

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