Body found by railroad tracks near WA OR border below I-82 (BCSO)
Body found by railroad tracks near WA OR border below I-82 (BCSO)
loading...

The investigation is still underway into a dead man found by the railroad tracks near the Oregon border.

BENTON COUNTY DEPUTIES SCOURING AREA NEAR UNDERPASS

Tuesday, Benton County Deputies were searching the railroad underpass that goes below I-82, just south of the intersection with Highway 14 on the Washington side of the Columbia River.

The location is just north of the border.

 

Aerial view of railroad tracks that run under I-82 (Google Earth)
Aerial view of railroad tracks that run under I-82 (Google Earth)
loading...

Authorities say they got a report of the body, and at this time think the deceased man may have been hopping, or traveling, on the train.

Based upon information given by officials, it's presumed the train was long gone from the area when the body was discovered.

Deputies have not said if the man fell off and died, or what his cause of death was. Some observers have wondered if he fell or jumped from the overpass, they say this because the location of the body was reportedly "near" the railroad tracks, but not on them.

Get our free mobile app

More information will hopefully be released soon.

 

See the Must-Drive Roads in Every State