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Suicide-by-train victim identified

Posted: April 15, 2009 4:33 p.m.
Updated: April 15, 2009 1:33 p.m.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office identified James Frances Simonet as the man who committed suicide by lying down on the railroad tracks in the path of an oncoming Metrolink train in rural Canyon Country March 31.

The Coroner's Office released the victim's name Wednesday.

Simonet, 54, of Canyon Country, was killed by multiple traumatic injuries when the train struck him, said Craig Harvey, Coroner's Office spokesman.

"The manner of death was suicide," Harvey said.


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