Pauline Hall

Pauline Hall was a 62-year-old woman who committed suicide near her home on Railroad Avenue in Falls Church by deliberately placing her head on the tracks of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad and allowing a freight car to decapitate her.[1]


  1. "Widow, 62, Decapitated by Train." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 3. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Mar 15 1955. Web. 14 Mar. 2012.