Identity of man found dead on Middletown train tracks still a mystery

Officials are still working to identify a man found dead Friday afternoon on railroad tracks behind Vannest Avenue, according to Martin Schneider, office administrator for the Butler County coroner.

A man was found dead at about 4:20 p.m. behind the 3500 block of Vannest Avenue, according to Middletown police. Identification found on the man returned to a Trenton resident.

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But when police officers went to the residence of the Trenton man they found him, “alive and well,” according to the police report obtained by the Journal-News.

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An autopsy is being performed by the coroner’s office, but there is no indication of trauma. Police said it does not appear the man was hit by a train and the circumstances of his death are under investigation.

The man was dressed for the cold weather and his arm was out as if he might have “attempted to catch himself while falling,” according to the police report.

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