Thursday, August 28, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - After two weeks of searching, Gwinnett police have identified a body found near railroad tracks earlier this month as a 22-year-old Lawrenceville woman.
Police said Mubina Beato was found near a double set of tracks Aug. 11 after she had been struck by a train the previous night. She lived "in close proximity" to the tracks, near the intersection of Gloster and Oak roads, said Chief Forensic Examiner Ted Bailey.
Officials with the Medical Examiner's Office and police continue to investigate Beato's death, though "there is no evidence to suggest that (it) is a homicide," Bailey said.
An autopsy revealed Beato died as a result of impact with the train. Exactly how she came to be in the train's path is under investigation, police said.
Investigators were able to confirm the woman's identity after "they followed up on some leads and located her family" in Gwinnett, said Cpl. Illana Spellman, Gwinnett police spokeswoman.
The victim's family could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
Authorities found the woman's remains after a CSX Railroad employee reported something resembling a body near the tracks.
The previous night, CSX officials called 911 in Gwinnett to report a train operator had struck something in that location. Officers searched the area but found nothing.
Police scoured nation missing-persons databases and DNA tested Beato's body before they could identify her. She was not carrying identification when she died, police said.