Woman trying to retrieve bag killed by subway train

March 12, 2010 9:33:50 AM PST
An autopsy will be conducted today on the 48-year-old attorney killed when she was struck by a train on the Upper East Side yesterday. Rose Mankos was killed instantly by the train at the 77th Street Station at Lexington just before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

She sustained extensive injuries to her face and head.

She was identified by documentation in her black nylon gym bag, which she had gone onto the subway tracks to retrieve. Gym clothing, deodorant and a cell phone were in the bag.

Mankos was a longtime attorney who lived in Stuyvesant Town on the East Side.

She was a former senior court analyst at the state office court administration's Division of Continuing Legal Education until February 2008.

She graduated from New York University Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 2001.