MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a North Dakota man found dead along railroad tracks in western Minnesota was a passenger on an Amtrak train bound for Chicago.

The Forum newspaper reports Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist confirmed that 27-year-old Jared Nilles of Fargo was a passenger but said authorities still do not know how the man died.

Nilles’ body was found between the Clay County towns of Glyndon and Hawley on Monday morning, and autopsy results are still pending. Bergquist says authorities also are checking with Amtrak officials to determine whether the train had security cameras.

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Comments (5)
  1. Jim says:

    a murder mystery whodunit….sounds like a novel, can’t wait to hear the details

  2. morgan says:

    The Moorehead Express.

  3. Another Amtrak fiasco says:

    A guy riding an Amtrak train going to Chicago ends up dead on the side of the tracks in North Dakota and nobody from Amtrak even knew it happend. What lousy security this company has. Pathetic.

  4. felice says:

    Why would Amtrak be responsible for a guy who slipped & fell off the train or was drunk & fell or even if he was pushed? I wouldn’t want to get on a bus or train & play who’s here & who left at every stop. The most they should have is security cameras.

  5. Murph says:

    I had one heck of a time pushing him out that little window!

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