Deceased Man found by La Plata railroad has been identified

KTVO television in Kirksville said on Thursday morning, the La Plata Police Department released the identity of the deceased man that was found Wednesday morning near the railroad tracks. He has been identified as Anthony William Richardson, 33, of La Plata.

Next of kin has been notified and at this time, no foul play is being suspected. The body was discovered by BNSF workers approximately 500 yards east of the Amtrak station at 535 North Owensby Street. It was near a large pile of railroad ties not far from the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation’s Lookout Point Park, which is between the Amtrak station and the new Lester Dent Memorial Bridge. An autopsy has been requested to determine Richardson’s cause of death,