By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
Officials with the Chief Medical Examiner’s office in Oklahoma City have a probable cause of death of a Topeka woman who reportedly died after being struck by a train last October in Texhoma, Okla.
The report, which was finished Dec. 29, 2010, said Rose Warner, 31, likely died from multiple blunt force trauma. Medical examiners said Warner had bilateral ankle fractures, multiple
contusions and abrasions.
Although Warner tested negative for alcohol in the blood, several drugs were detected by examiners, including amphetamine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine and PCP.
Also among the drugs identified in Warner’s system were Diazepam and Nordiazepam, two drugs primarily used in the treatment of anxiety. The Guymon Daily Herald reported a spokesman with the medical examiner’s office said the levels of drugs were not at an amount that is significant to the case.
At this time, the manner of Warner’s death has not been determined, and officials could not rule out suicide or homicide in the case.
The Daily Herald reported Warner’s divorce was finalized on Oct. 13, 2010, just less than two weeks before she was found dead near the train tracks in Texhoma on Oct. 30. The paper said Warner was facing court involving child support.
Warner, according to the Herald, arrived with her daughter, Alexandria, 5, in Texhoma after their car broke down. A law enforcement officer gave them a ride to the motel.
Alexandria was also found dead on Oct. 30 in that motel room. As to the cause of her death, no new information has been released, as that autopsy is not yet complete.
The case remains under investigation.