ATLANTA — Authorities are looking for clues into the death of a Florida woman whose body was discovered along railroad tracks in southern Georgia after she was reported missing from an Amtrak train that passed through the area.
Barbara Arteta, 63, was reported missing from the southbound Auto Train, and her body was later found along railroad tracks south of Jesup, according to the GBI.
The New Smyrna Beach, Fla., woman’s husband reported her missing “when he was unable to locate her after the train arrived” in Sanford, Fla., on Thursday, the GBI said in a statement. The train departed from Lorton, Va., the previous day.
“An autopsy performed Friday morning by a GBI crime lab medical examiner in Savannah determined that Mrs. Arteta died from multiple injuries including a broken neck,” the GBI said. “The manner of death is pending further investigation.”
A CSX Transportation conductor spotted her body, the Georgia Times-Union reported. Authorities are looking to interview passengers who were on the Auto Train (No. 53) with Arteta — especially any passengers who were “in cars 5310, 5311, 5312 and 5313 and in the lounge area,” the GBI said.
“Agents plan on interviewing those passengers to determine if they might have information which would assist in this investigation,” the GBI said.