Autopsy ordered on body found near RR tracks in western Iowa


June 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in western Iowa are working to identify a body that was found  along the railroad tracks near Highway 30, in Crawford County. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from the Union Pacific Railroad at around 3-p.m., Tuesday, with regard to an unidentified body located along the railroad tracks. Sheriff’s deputies responded to scene along with agents from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Union Pacific Railroad Agents, Iowa State Patrol, and the Crawford County Medical Examiner.

DPS Officials say due to the state of decomposition a positive identification cannot be determined until final autopsy results have been completed by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled for today (Wednesday). The Denison, and Vail Fire Departments also assisted with the investigation.

(Radio Iowa/DPS)