Douglas County Sheriff’s investigators Friday identified Toby Burgess, 26, of Lawrence, as the man found dead Tuesday morning near railroad tracks north of Lawrence, said Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman.
Lewis said officers have notified Burgess’ family. A Union Pacific Railroad employee on a passing train noticed a body near the tracks at 7 a.m. Tuesday about a quarter-mile north of the entrance to Riverfront Park in North Lawrence. The cause of death was severe trauma, likely caused by contact with a train, Lewis said.
“No foul play is suspected, and it appears to have been an accident,” he said.
Investigators were still working with Union Pacific officials to try to determine when exactly the accident would have occurred.