Man found dead on railroad tracks in Rochester

Rochester police were called about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, for a report of a person found deceased on railroad tracks.

Railroad officials remain on the scene after a person was found dead on the railroad tracks near Third Avenue and Fifth Street Northwest in Rochester Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — A 25-year-old Rochester man was found dead Wednesday morning, Aug. 11, on railroad tracks in northwest Rochester.

Rochester Police say they received a call about 6:30 a.m. from a bicyclist who found the body in the area of Fifth Street and Third Avenue Northwest.

Rochester police Capt. Casey Moilanen said the person appeared to have been hit by a train, but it was too early to say what may have led up to that.

No further information has been released as of Wednesday afternoon.


Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
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