WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - It is believed that Twila Wilson, a 53-year-old from Ellis, Kansas, was struck by a train as she was crossing the tracks.

The Ellis Police Department say that they were notified that Twila was missing around 7:09 on July 1 after she did not show up to her work. Twila's vehicle was then found in the 900 block of Cottonwood Street along with her cell phone. 

Around 9:32, Ellis police found Twila dead approximately 1000 feet to the west of the Cottonwood Street railroad crossing. "At this time, it is believed that Twila was struck by a train as she was walking along the tracks," the press release from the Ellis Police Department said.

The cause and manner of Wilson's death is still under investigation.