Body found near Rockville Metro station

Metro officials said they found a body between two tracks near the Rockville station early Saturday morning.

Dan Stessel, the transit agency’s chief spokesman, said the body was discovered about 3:07 a.m. by Metro track workers as they were “traveling to a job site” about 200 feet north of the Rockville stop. He said an autopsy is being done to determine the cause of death.

The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of relatives, said Stessel. He is a 37-year-old man from Gaithersburg, according to Stessel. Metro Transit Police are investigating how he got onto the track bed. Video footage in and around the area will be reviewed, Stessel said. He also said the man did not work for Metro.

“There is no evidence of him being struck by a train or rail equipment,” Stessel said. There was also “no breach in the fence around the track area,” he said.

“Given the proximity to Rockville, we’re going to investigate how he came to be on the tracks,” Stessel said.

He said there was no evidence of foul play.

 
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