Public's help needed to ID male found beside Casa Grande train tracks

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office and Pinal County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help to identify a male who recently died after being found by train tracks in Casa Grande.

The unidentified male is believed to have been an unauthorized passenger who fell or was otherwise attempting to jump off of a train, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

Employees from Union Pacific Railroad reported finding him lying on the ground beside their train tracks near Jimmie Kerr Boulevard and Casa Verde Lane on Feb. 16.

He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center where he died five days later.

Authorities believe he may have boarded or attempted to board the train while in the Tucson/Marana or Picacho areas.

He is described as Caucasian, possibly Hispanic, 15 to 21 years old, 144 pounds and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall.

According to the Medical Examiner's Office, the male has a C-shaped scar on his right ankle, a 2-inch scar on his left upper arm and a 2-inch scar to his right lower quadrant. He also has two fillings on the lower left side and there is a slight chip on a front tooth.

Anyone with information regarding his identity is asked to contact the Medical Examiner's Office at 602-506-2083.