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Published March 24, 2012, 05:22 PM

Body Found Near Grand Forks Train Tracks

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A body was found near the train tracks west of the Columbia Road overpass in Grand Forks on Saturday morning.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A body was found near the train tracks west of the Columbia Road overpass in Grand Forks on Saturday morning.

BNSF Railway spokesperson Amy McBeth has confirmed the body was found by a train conductor doing an inspection. McBeth said the body was found at about 7:30 a.m.

Police are still investigating. They have not released whether the body was of a male of female. Their identity is being withheld pending family notification.

McBeth said trespassing on BNSF property is illegal and "extremely dangerous."

Operations were halted for about three hours. It's not yet known if the person was hit by a train.

If you have any information, call police at 787-8000.

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