KTVO reports Police are investigating a body that was found near the railroad tracks in La Plata

KTVO television in Kirksville is reporting that Police are investigating after a body was found near the railroad tracks in La Plata. Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, emergency responders were called to the Amtrak train station. Officer Mark Henderson with the La Plata Police Department told KTVO that BNSF workers found a man’s body near the tracks. A source told media that the crew attempted CPR at the scene, but they were unable to revive the man, who was not wearing shoes. Henderson said the victim has not been identified yet. Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes declined to release any details whatsoever, but it’s presume an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death and the man’s identity. Officials said it did not appear the man had been hit by a train.