UPDATE: Death of Woman Killed by Train in Cos Cob Ruled Suicide

UPDATE, Aug. 11: The death of a Stamford woman, Tamar A. Louis, 28, who jumped onto the Metro-North train tracks at the Cos Cob station on Friday morning has been ruled a suicide by the state medical examiner. The cause of death for Ms. Louis, who was 28, was blunt impact to the head, torso and extremities with fractures and visceral wounds and was the result of a suicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Through their lawyer, Mark Sherman, the family of Louis, who grew up in Stamford and was a medical assistant in White Plains, reject the medical examiner’s conclusion.

On Saturday, a Metro-North spokesman said Louis had been sitting with her legs dangling over the side of the platform just before she was killed and that witnesses saw her attempt to retrieve a purse or wallet from the tracks.

The train engineer saw Louis, blasted the horn and tried to slow down, according to investigators. The train was going about 45 mph when it struck Louis, according to Metro-North.The train which was headed toward New Haven was not scheduled to stop in Cos Cob Station.


Original Story, Friday, Aug 7: A woman was killed by a train Friday morning around 9:30am near Cos Cob train station. According to multiple reports, the woman dropped her wallet onto the tracks and was hit by the train when she bent down to pick it up.

The person, whose identity has not been released, was struck by the 8:29am train from Grand Central Terminal. The Metro North Twitter feed has been updated to say earlier train delays have eased, and trains are now running on schedule.