Monday, October 26, 2020

Canada Police: Bahamian Woman Struck by Train is Suspicious

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it is working with Canadian Police to bring home the remains of a Bahamian woman killed in Canada more than two weeks ago.

The ministry said it is obtaining more information surrounding the death of Judith Taylor.

This comes as the ministry also works with its Honorary Consul in Houston Texas to determine the death of Kani Rahming, who was shot and killed in Texas on Friday night.

What we know about Judith Taylor’s death

  • Her death is ruled suspicious after she was struck by a UP Express train on September 7th
  • According to police officials, a UP Express train was heading east at the location when it struck a woman situated on the rail line.
  • At around 5:50 am Toronto police responded to calls of a woman struck by a train at Weston Road and Black Creek Drive.
  • Judith was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Police say they are not sure if the incident was intentional or accidental.
  • She lived and worked near Toronto, Canada.
  • The preliminary investigation report will be completed by the end of this week.

How did UP Express respond to the death?

UP Express suspended its services for a period.

Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikens tweeted, “Sadly a confirmed fatality,” Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins tweeted on Monday. “Thinking about the family and our crew and all those involved in [the] investigation.”

Ministry of Foreign Affairs response

The Ministry officials in conjunction with the Bahamas High Commission in Ottawa will remain in contact with the family of Ms. Taylor, as well as, Bahamian and Canadian Police, to obtain more information .

The ministry requests that the public keep family and loved ones of the deceased in their prayers during this difficult and tragic time.

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