Death Investigation Underway in Torrance After Body Found at Railroad Tracks

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Authorities are conducting a death investigation in Torrance after a body was discovered on the railroad tracks Tuesday morning.

Torrance police officers were called to an area near Del Amo Boulevard and Maple Avenue around 10:10 a.m. regarding someone down on the tracks.

The body was initially discovered by BNSF railroad employees.

Upon arrival, police found an adult male deceased on top of the connectors between two cargo containers. The cause of death remains under investigation.

Police told KTLA they are investigating this death as suspicious. Investigators noted it does not appear the victim suffered any gunshot wounds.

"Any death is considered suspicious until we've determined a cause." Sgt. Ronald Harris with Torrance Police said. "So investigators are on scene right now to do the best they can to figure out what happened."

The victim's identity has not been released, but police are checking on missing persons cases in the area.

The area around the tracks will be closed during the investigation. The area is located between a business park and a lumber yard. The train has reportedly been parked there since Monday. Employees said it's common for trains to park there for a few days as a staging area.

Detectives are reviewing surveillance video of the area.

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