Body found near railroad tracks in Pendleton

Tri-City HerladApril 15, 2013 

— Pendleton police are investigating the death of an unidentified 22-year-old male whose body was found near railroad tracks in Pendleton Sunday.

Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts said the man’s body did not show any “outward signs of assault” and police do not believe foul play was involved in his death.

Police discovered the body around 1:30 p.m. near the tracks on the 200 block of Southwest Goodwin Avenue, Roberts said. The tracks where the man’s body was found are not active and Roberts said he was not hit by a train.

All of the man’s personal items, including a wallet with cash in it, were still on him when police found his body, Roberts said.

Transients do occasionally hang around the abandon tracks, though Roberts said the man who died was not a transient. Witnesses reported seeing the 22-year-old near the tracks as early as 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

There is an autopsy tentatively scheduled for Tuesday and police will be releasing the man’s name once his next of kin are notified, Roberts said.

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