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Man's body discovered along train tracks near riverfront

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near the railroad crossing along the riverfront at St. Louis Street.

The incident happened just before 2 p.m., according to an NOPD news release. 

A witness who said he fed the homeless man daily said he died trying to beat the train, but that has not been confirmed by police. 

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim's name upon completion of an autopsy and notification of his family.

Traffic Fatality Investigator Collin Munster is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6209 with any information regarding this incident.

Fox8live.com will update this story as we learn more information.

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