Man found dead near railroad tracks in the Riverbend

Published: Mar. 21, 2017 at 10:31 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2017 at 11:16 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are on the scene of the discovery of a body near the intersection of Dublin Street and Leake Avenue in the Riverbend neighborhood.

A man was found dead near the railroad tracks near the Mississippi River, according to initial police department reports.

Large NOPD presence could be seen at where the discovery was made. Police investigators and railroad workers are searching for evidence near the tracks.

Access to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building is currently blocked because of the investigation.

Corps officials are instructing staff to report to work after 9 a.m.

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