GBI seeks passengers from Amtrak Auto Train #53

By Christy Hutchings - bio | email

JESUP, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of investigation is still trying to find out how a woman riding an Amtrak train, ended up dead along the tracks in Jesup, Georgia.

Thursday the body of 63-year-old Barbara Arteta was found near CSX railroad tracks south of Jesup, in Wayne County.

Arteta had been reported missing by her husband Eugene Arteta.  The couple was traveling from Virginia to Florida on the Amtrak Auto Train. Eugene Arteta told police his wife was with him when he went to sleep; but when he woke up, she was nowhere to be found. He filed a missing persons report when the train reached Florida.  A short time later, Arteta's body was discovered in Georgia.

GBI is trying to locate the passengers that were on the train. GBI is asking that if any one who was on Amtrak Auto Train #53, in particular passengers who were in cars 5310, 5311, 5312, 5313 and in the lounge area to call their tip line at 1.800.597.8477.

An autopsy performed Friday determined Arteta died from multiple injuries, including a broken neck.

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