Cause of death, identity still unknown for body found in Tuscalo

Cause of death, identity still unknown for body found in Tuscaloosa

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The man's body was found near railroad tracks in the 3900 Kauloosa Avenue in Tuscaloosa. Source: WBRC video The man's body was found near railroad tracks in the 3900 Kauloosa Avenue in Tuscaloosa. Source: WBRC video
The man's body was found between the railroad tracks and Tuscaloosa's water treatment facility. Source: WBRC video The man's body was found between the railroad tracks and Tuscaloosa's water treatment facility. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The body of a man found near railroad tracks in Tuscaloosa is still unidentified, and authorities still don't know his cause of death.

An employee with Tuscaloosa's water treatment facility found the man's body around 4:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 in the 3900 block of Kauloosa Avenue. The body was lying on the ground between the facility and the railroad tracks.

"We can only describe him as a black male in his 30's. Five-foot-six to five-foot-eight. One hundred sixty pounds. He was dressed in a dark colored Columbia jacket, dark colored type cargo pants and blue tennis shoes," Lt. Kip Hart with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit said.

The man wasn't carrying any identification, but he had several tattoos on his body. A tattoo of the Egyptian anhk symbol was on one arm and the word "world" was on the other arm. He was also wearing a wrist band for pueblopearl.com, a church group based out of Pueblo, Colorado.

Authorities called the church, but no one there knew him. He also doesn't fit the description of anyone missing from Tuscaloosa or any surrounding counties.

"There is no cause of death right now. It did not appear he met with foul play based on the lack of obvious injury to his body," Lt. Hart said.

Officials believe it's possible the man could have fallen after jumping on or off a train and died in the cold. Authorities are still waiting on an autopsy report to determine how he died.

Anyone with information about the possible identity of the man is asked to call the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit.

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