A young woman who fell or was pushed from a train and was killed near Layton 30 has been identified through fingerprints sent to the FBI in Washington.
DAVIS County Sheriff William Peters identified the victim as Mrs Kathleen Russell, 21 of Omaha, Neb.
He said witnesses told of the woman being accompanied by a man shortly before her death but police thus far have no suspects. The woman's estranged husband is being held for questioning by Utah authorities but no charges have been filed the sheriff said.
"WE STILL are not certain
if Mrs. Russell's death was accidental suicide or homicide," said Sheriff Peters "All we know for certain is that she fell from a moving train and landed face down in a mud puddle where she drowned."
The victim was reportedly seen boarding the northbound freight out of Salt Lake City shortly before her death. She was reportedly accompanied by a male who witnesses said left the train at Clearfield. He never has been found.
Mrs. Russell, unidentified until a few days ago was buried in a pauper's grave in Farmington City Cemetery.
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