NORWICH – The body discovered Wednesday morning along the railroad tracks near the Norwich Wal-Mart has been positively identified as that of the missing Krista Kosowsky, 51, of 69 Rexford Street in Norwich.
An autopsy was conducted by Dr. James Terzian at the Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton which did not reveal any trauma or injuries. A cause of death is still pending a toxicology report.
Kosowsky was first reported missing June 28 after she failed to arrive at work that afternoon in Clinton. It had been speculated that her disappearance was in some way linked to the torrential downpour and flooding which had shut down many of the roads along her usual route to work that day. Police had therefore conducted their search accordingly, scouring roadways in Chenango, Madison, and Oneida Counties for any sign of a car leaving the road. However, when Kosowsky’s 2007 gold Pontiac Grand Prix was discovered three days later in the parking lot of the Norwich Wal-Mart, in the opposite direction of her assumed destination, authorities shifted their search.