I need your help. (1 Viewer)

astridxx

Newbie
Joined
Feb 10, 2014
Messages
38
So this essentially puts her in the more than likely homeless / transient category as opposed to a traveler, yeah? I'd say maybe she was trying to escape a pimp in Vegas but she was unkempt (some ppl like that tho I guess). Maybe it was a suicide? Maybe she caught the train running and then when hypothermia set in she started feeling hot and took off her coat?

Ppl over at websleuths have submitted Amanda king as a possible match. https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/23038/12 -- that is under review. I'm not 100% sold based on distance but you never know.
 
Click here to buy the Anarchist's Guide to Travel!
D

Deleted member 20

I closed my account
She could have been a traveler & somebody or something made her disregard the most basic of common sense train riding rules. Maybe she had her gear stashed & was just intending to traverse the yard. And couldnt safely get off. Some yards are miles long & split up in different sections making walking them at times difficult. Maybe she was more of a hitchhiker or homebum maybe just a hippie. She could have been robbed, chased, beatup(but no bruises).
 
Last edited by a moderator:
D

Deleted member 20

I closed my account
I feel bad because i was the first person to theorize & label her as a junkie & prostitute. The truth is, she was someones daughter, sister, friend. We make assumptions but dont really know. Id hate for her family to read this stuff but if our posts help put a name to the face then i guess its all worth it.
 
D

Deleted member 20

I closed my account
Schenectady, NY to Vegas isnt impossible in mid fall by hitching & hopping. She was found on a train but i gotta guess she had most likely traveled with someone else to get out there. I have never met a solo female train rider. Leaving NY before halloween to avoid the winter months in the desert makes sense.
 

Odin

ANTISOLIPSIST
Joined
Apr 6, 2013
Messages
2,434
Location
Earth
Website
www.youtube.com
Its good to remember that Highwayman... whatever happens a person is a human being that lived a life.

Who the hell am I to spit venom.

Not a damn anyone.
 
D

Deleted member 20

I closed my account
This thread is the current hot topic with more views than others. Hopefully someone recognizes her because of this.
 
K

Kim Chee

I closed my account
Well the facts show that she didnt know enough about the rails because shes died from hypothermia

You're assuming she got on a tanker voluntarily?
If so, falls into the "I have no clue category" or the "I make bad bets and lose category"

I'm guessing she did not consciously or willfully approach a train or rail yard.

How did the toxicology results go?
 

astridxx

Newbie
Joined
Feb 10, 2014
Messages
38
You're assuming she got on a tanker voluntarily?
If so, falls into the "I have no clue category" or the "I make bad bets and lose category"

I'm guessing she did not consciously or willfully approach a train or rail yard.

How did the toxicology results go?

Waiting to hear back about that and how dirty her feet were. Sgt said no foul play suspected. :/
 

slimJack

Pilgrim
Joined
Dec 30, 2013
Messages
98
Age
29
Location
atl
agreed 110%..did they speak of any drugs in the toxicology report?.. I haven't read every post yet.. I know its bad to make assumptions in these cases but a plausible scenerio could be that she was drugged and put up there by someone, which seems pretty difficult to do, or she was high as hell n just passed out up there.. are we sure it was a tanker she was atop of??
 

slimJack

Pilgrim
Joined
Dec 30, 2013
Messages
98
Age
29
Location
atl
Yea, I've never seen a girl out there solo.. there's at least a 4 legged companion tagged along. Good observation
Schenectady, NY to Vegas isnt impossible in mid fall by hitching & hopping. She was found on a train but i gotta guess she had most likely traveled with someone else to get out there. I have never met a solo female train rider. Leaving NY before halloween to avoid the winter months in the desert makes sense.
 

slimJack

Pilgrim
Joined
Dec 30, 2013
Messages
98
Age
29
Location
atl
Well the facts show that she didnt know enough about the rails because shes died from hypothermia.
As it is with lots of people. Having hitchhiked a bit & watching a few youtube vids, & reading a bit online doesnt make people train hoppers. Knowing or meeting train riders dosent qualify someone as an expert. It takes more then crusty clothes & a pack to be a train hopper & actually do it right. Some other inexperienced person could have contributed to this death by giving bad advice. There aint many scenarios i can think of where as i would ride atop a tanker, without outerwear, without sturdy boots, sleeping bag, hearing protection, gloves etc in any season. Even if it was 65 degrees during the day in vegas, i wouldnt be traveling in a tshirt & thin pants. I wouldnt have knowingly rode a tanker full of sulferic acid or even an empty 1 for that matter.
hey highway!..yo check this out man this girl was dressed in yoga pants riding thru the mountains..just was browsing thru videos on here and came across this one and it reminded me of this thread..kinda odd cuz I thought it was the "unknown girl".. http://squattheplanet.com/videos/she-loves-hoppin.971/media
 

astridxx

Newbie
Joined
Feb 10, 2014
Messages
38
Hey good find slim, I think she's just a little too busty/chunky (no offense to her) though. She would've had to drop 30+ lbs before mid-Jan.
 

astridxx

Newbie
Joined
Feb 10, 2014
Messages
38
agreed 110%..did they speak of any drugs in the toxicology report?.. I haven't read every post yet.. I know its bad to make assumptions in these cases but a plausible scenerio could be that she was drugged and put up there by someone, which seems pretty difficult to do, or she was high as hell n just passed out up there.. are we sure it was a tanker she was atop of??


Also, no word on tox yet -- she was definitely on top of a tanker full of sulfuric acid. The sgt said there we no broken seals on the tanker or no leaks.
 

slimJack

Pilgrim
Joined
Dec 30, 2013
Messages
98
Age
29
Location
atl
Hey good find slim, I think she's just a little too busty/chunky (no offense to her) though. She would've had to drop 30+ lbs before mid-Jan.
yea i saw that actually..dono how i came up with the thought that she just lost all that weight from the time she was found up til the case pics of her. and also there was no tattoo
 

astridxx

Newbie
Joined
Feb 10, 2014
Messages
38
according to beaver county's Facebook, "train jane" has been identified!!

If they post the name I'll post it here. Thank you all for all your help!! I hope I've turned at least one person on to being a bored ass armchair detective ;)
 
Last edited:

astridxx

Newbie
Joined
Feb 10, 2014
Messages
38
Apparently she was simply a homeless woman who was living in vegas. No idea what her motive for catching the train was.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$35.00
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $35.00 of $50.00
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $35.00 of $75.00
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully this will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $35.00 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $35.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.