PRPD: Man’s body found on railroad tracks


Being treated as a suspicious death until an autopsy is performed

PASO ROBLES — The death of a man whose body was found Friday morning, May 17, on the railroad tracks in Paso Robles is being treated as suspicious, the Paso Robles Police Department reported.

At approximately 8:40 a.m., EMS personnel and officers from the PRPD received a report of a man lying on the railroad tracks near Pine and 6th streets in Paso Robles.

EMS personnel arrived on scene and located an elderly white male adult approximately 70-years-old lying across the railroad tracks next to his bicycle.

The subject had a small amount of blood above his left eye and on his cheek, PRPD reported. It appeared as if the subject had fallen off his bicycle and struck his head.

EMS personnel attended to the subject to no avail, and he was pronounced deceased, PRPD reported.

Detectives from the Paso Robles PD as well as the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office responded and took over the investigation.

The Union Pacific Railroad was contacted and stopped all incoming trains while the investigation was conducted, PRPD reported.

The subject was not struck by a train and there was no obvious evidence that a crime had occurred, PRPD reported. However, this investigation is ongoing and being treated as a suspicious death until further information is obtained from the autopsy.

The deceased’s name will be released upon notification of his next of kin. This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers' 24-hour hotline at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

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