A man found dead along railroad tracks in northwest Missouri earlier this week has been identified as a Nebraska resident.
Holt County Sheriff Scott Wedlock says 59-year-old Shawn Sumpter apparently died of injuries from a fall. The death has been ruled accidental.
Sumpter was from the Superior, Nebraska, area, and had recently been at a homeless shelter in Lincoln. Employees of Burlington Northern Santa Fe found his body Wednesday along the tracks in southern Holt County.
Authorities believe Sumpter was a transient who was riding in a rail car when he fell from the moving train. The fall may have occurred 12 to 16 hours before his body was discovered.
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