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Body found near railroad tracks in Alexandria, Minnesota

At about 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, several people walking along the railroad tracks on the 900 block of Nokomis Street in Alexandria called the Alexandria Police Department (APD) to report what appeared to be a deceased man leaning against a tree.

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At about 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, several people walking along the railroad tracks on the 900 block of Nokomis Street in Alexandria called the Alexandria Police Department (APD) to report what appeared to be a deceased man leaning against a tree.

Police responded to the area and found the man, who was deceased. He appeared to be seated on the ground and leaning with his back against a tree, mostly covered in snow.

According to APD, the initial investigation on scene did not show any obvious signs of trauma or observable injury to the body. Officials also noted that it appeared the deceased had been there prior to the first significant snowfall of the season.

The body was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy where preliminary findings indicated there was no noticeable trauma or significant injury to the male victim.

The cause of death at this time is listed as “pending.” The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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The man has been indentified as a 70-year-old while male originally from the state of Wisconsin. The case remains under investigation pending a full medical examiner’s report and findings.

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