Douglas County Sheriff’s officers Wednesday asked for the public’s help identifying a man who apparently was hit by a train north of Lawrence.
The man’s body was discovered Tuesday morning near railroad tracks about a quarter-mile north of the entrance to Riverfront Park in North Lawrence.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman, said officers’ initial investigation indicates the man was struck by a train, but they are working with Union Pacific Railroad officials to try to determine exactly when that happened.
About 7 a.m. Tuesday, Union Pacific workers on a train headed from Kansas City, Kan., to Wichita noticed the body next to the tracks. Sheriff’s investigators say they do not suspect foul play.
Lewis said investigators were still seeking the man’s identity and asked anyone who might have information to call the sheriff’s office, 785-841-0007.