BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Officials in North Carolina have identified the body of a man found on some railroad tracks.

Local media outlets reported that the man found Wednesday was 51-year-old Gregory Duncan Stiles of Black Mountain.

Police Chief Shawn Freeman said officers are still investigating Stiles’ death.

Norfolk Southern railroad called Black Mountain police around 7 a.m. Wednesday about a possible body on the tracks. Officers arriving at the scene found Stiles’ body.

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