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Autopsy inconclusive for man found dead along railroad tracks

WOODSTOCK –  The autopsy of a 27-year-old man found dead today on the railroad tracks was inconclusive.

McHenry County Deputy Coroner Kim Bostic said there were no signs of trauma "whatsoever" on the body of Robert A. Delisi of Woodstock.

Toxicology reports will not be returned for two to weeks, Bostic added.

Delisi was found dead on the outbound railroad tracks between Route 47 and South Street at 6:48 a.m. His body was discovered by a railroad employee and was not struck by a train.

The Woodstock Police Department will continue to investigate the death.

"At 6:48 a.m. the Woodstock Police Department was dispatched to the area adjacent [to] the 600 block of Lake [Avenue] regarding a Union Pacific employee reporting a body along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks," Woodstock Police Sgt. Chip Amati wrote in a news release. "Investigators determined that the subject had not been struck by any passing trains and the McHenry County Coroner's Office was contacted to assist with the investigation."

Metra spokesman Tom Miller said inbound trains were required to slow through the area this morning, but trains en route to Chicago were not on the same tracks as the man's body, so their passage was clear.
 

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