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Officials seek clues to woman’s identity

POSTED December 24, 2009 2:08 p.m.
A fingerprint database has failed to turn up any leads on the identity of a woman who was struck and killed on a stretch of railroad tracks in Turlock Tuesday morning.
According to the Turlock Police Department, the woman appears to have committed suicide by running out onto the railroad line that runs along Golden State Boulevard and laying down on the tracks as a train was approaching. Sgt. Nino Amirfar said it was just a matter of a few seconds before the woman was struck by the southbound Union Pacific train.
The woman had no identification on her and no possessions were found in the area.
Based on the condition of her clothing, the police believe she may have been homeless.
She was described by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as a white woman with brown hair, possibly in her 50s or 60s. She was wearing blue jeans, an extra-large purple sweatshirt, a blue down jacket, and size eight white shoes.
Anyone with information about her identity is asked to call the coroner’s office at 567-4500.
To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.
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