St. Joseph woman was struck and killed by a train near Riverfront Park
6:59 PM, Nov 3, 2010
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri - A St. Joseph woman was struck and killed by a train near Riverfront Park shortly before midnight on Tuesday night.
Sherry L. Kotche, 38, was identified as the deceased by St. Joseph police shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Capt. Kevin Castle said that police officials feel like they have a good idea as to the woman's whereabouts immediately prior to the incident and "the preliminary investigation leads us to believe it was in no way criminal in nature."
When asked about the possibility of it being an accident, Mr. Castle said police are still looking into that possibility.
"Some of the trains have video so we're trying to look into which train it was and if that (footage) would be available or not," he said.
Mr. Castle said if there is video of the incident that could clear up any remaining questions investigators have.