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Body Found on Train in Bartow County

The man's body was discovered Monday morning in a train car traveling southbound through Bartow County from Chattanooga.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators are working to determine the identity of a man who was found dead in a train car Monday morning. 

Deputies with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office responded around 10:30 a.m. to the call of a body discovered on a southbound train car near Cassville and Sugar Valley roads in unincorporated Cartersville. 

Bartow County 911 dispatchers "immediately" contacted CSX dispatch and the train was stopped and checked by personnel who found the body on a flatcar, said Bartow Sheriff Clark Millsap said in a press release. 

Sheriff's office investigators are working to identify the man, who they believe was killed by the train or another passing structure that could also be another train. Those investigators also believe the man died before the train reached Bartow County, Millsap added.  

The train was reportedly traveling south through Bartow County from Chattanooga. 

The man's body will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab to determine his identity and cause of death.

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