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Body of Amtrak Passenger Found Near Ga. Tracks

Britain's Prince Charles, center right, and his wife Camilla, center left, visit a Sikh temple at Anandpur Sahib, in the northern Indian state of Punjab, Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Covering their heads, Prince Charles and Camilla offered prayers at the second-holiest Sikh temple on the second day of their visit to India.
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The body of a Florida woman who had been traveling on Amtrak has been found alongside train tracks in rural Georgia.

Eugene Arteta said Thursday that he and his 63-year-old wife, Barbara, were traveling overnight on the Auto Train from Virginia to Sanford, Fla. when she disappeared with her purse and $1,000. She suffers from Parkinson's disease.

Amtrak spokeswoman Steve Kulm said a missing person's report was filed when the train reached Florida on Thursday. Later that day, Arteta's body was found near the rail line in Jesup, Ga.

Kulm said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Amtrak police are investigating.

Family members said they were told by Amtrak employees that an emergency window had been opened during the night.