UPDATE: Unidentified female killed by train Identified

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MPD photo (early morning around 12:38AM)
MPD photo (early morning around 12:38AM)
MPD photo (after sunrise)

Murfreesboro Police say they have been able to identify the woman who was struck and killed by a train this past Sunday (Jan. 12, 2020). Officials have confirmed it was 38-year-old Nadia Berkman who died when she appeared to have walked into the path of an oncoming train close to the CSX crossing at Old Salem Highway near Patterson Avenue. The incident happened just after midnight on Sunday.

Detectives say Berkman's family has been notified, and they are looking into the circumstances leading up to the incident.


Murfreesboro, TN - Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are attempting to identify a woman who was struck by a train and died, Sunday, Jan. 12.

From Murfreesboro Police: "The preliminary investigation indicates the woman appeared to walk into the path of the train near the CSX railroad crossing at Old Salem Hwy near Patterson Ave., around 12:38 a.m. The victim is a white female, between 40 and 45 years of age, approximately 5'3" to 5'6", with a medium build. She had dyed red hair with grey roots. There was no identification, paperwork, scars, unique marks or tattoos on the victim."

If you know of someone fitting this description, please contact Detective Julie Cox at (629) 201-5514.


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