Workers find decomposing body beneath Alabama railroad trestle

Published 11:30 am Thursday, March 21, 2024

Railroad workers discovered a decomposing dead body beneath a railroad trestle, police said.

Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said a dead body was found along the railroad tracks near the crossing at Old Montgomery Road at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Dallas County Coroner William Alan Dailey said he could identify that the victim was a male, but there was nothing else to indicate the deceased person’s identity.

“Human remains were found by railroad workers under the railroad trestle near Old Montgomery Road,” Dailey said. “The body had been there for at least several days, maybe even weeks.”

Fulford said the body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to determine the man’s identity, the cause of death and when the person died. Dailey said he has no leads as to who the person could have been.

“It could have been anyone,” Dailey said. “It might have been a pedestrian walking on the railroad tracks, or maybe something else is going on. I really don’t know who it could have been at this point.”

Selma police detectives are investigating the incident. This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

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