The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner and C-P Rail officials, are conducting a death investigation after the discovery of human remains in the area of the C-P railroad tracks between 8th Avenue and South Railway St./Dewdney Ave. early this morning (January 17, 2011).
At approximately 1:53 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011, police were dispatched to the C-P railroad tracks in the area of 8th Avenue and Broder Street, for a report of the discovery of human remains. Police attended and located human remains, clothing and possessions along the railroad track, confirming that a death had occurred. Police investigation up to this point indicates that the victim, now known to be a 24 year-old female, entered the rail yard and crawled under a train, temporarily stopped in the yard. The woman was still under the train when it began to move again, eastbound on the tracks. At this stage, it does not appear that there was any foul play involved.
Police will continue to investigate this case in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner to determine the circumstances of this person’s death. The deceased person’s identity will not be released by police. Anyone who may have information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Reporters and members of the public are reminded to stay away from railway property as this investigation unfolds. Trespassing and entering onto railway property without permission are offences under the federal Railway Safety Act.