Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 6, 2002
Contact Sergeant Larry Gonzalez
Phone (909) 351-5099
Fax (909) 351-6051

Suicide by Train

Riverside, CA Late in the evening of May 5, Riverside Police Officers responded to Buchanan & Tracks regarding a pedestrian being struck by a train. On arrival, officers found a deceased elderly female subject just north of the train tracks. The female subject appeared to be in her 70s. Officers located her vehicle just south of the train tracks on Buchanan St. Inside the vehicle, they were able to locate her identification.

Further investigation revealed the victim left a suicide note at her residence earlier in the evening. The victim has an address in the City of Riverside. The identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Any additional information can be obtained by contacting Sgt. Larry Gonzalez in the Field Operations Division at (909) 351-6236.