The coroner’s office has identified a 60-year-old woman who was reported missing and found dead after being struck by a train near Round Lake last week.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 8:10 a.m. last Friday to the area of Route 134 and Harrison Avenue in unincorporated Round Lake.
A Metra employee called 911 to report they had discovered a body along the Milwaukee District North (MD-N) line tracks north of Route 134.
Metra was conducting an inspection in the area when the employees came upon the body near the ComEd substation, according to fire department radio traffic.
Paramedics arrived and confirmed the subject was deceased on the scene.
The Metra Police Department and Lake County Coroner’s Office were called to the scene.
All trains in the area were halted during the investigation.
Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the victim was identified as Adrienne Breitbart, 60, of Round Lake Beach.
An autopsy performed showed that Breitbart died as a result of blunt force injuries consistent with being struck by a train, Newton said.
Newton said Breitbart, whose death is believed to be a suicide, was found dead the same day she had been reported missing to police.
A Metra spokesperson said trains were delayed approximately 30-40 minutes as a result of the incident.