June 7, 2007

Amtrak Train Makes Emergency Stop in Gorin

An Amtrak passenger train made an unexpected stop in Scotland County on Monday, June 4th after one of the travelers onboard was discovered dead.

Scotland County Sheriff Wayne Winn stated his department was contacted regarding a fatality aboard an inbound train.

Law enforcement officers, the county coroner and other emergency service personnel rendezvoused with the train near Gorin.

The body of a 71-year-old white male passenger was removed from the train. The victim was believed to be from Riverside, CA, but his identity is being withheld until proper notification of family members is made.

Scotland County Coroner Ginny Monroe took possession of the body and an autopsy was scheduled for June 5th.

Winn indicated it was too early to rule anything out but investigators believed the passenger likely died of natural causes, but stressed investigators would have to wait for the autopsy results to make a final decision.

The train was en route to Chicago, IL, with a final destination of Boston, MA.

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