Police identify man found dead on Maryland railroad tracks

By Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A man who was found dead nine days ago on railroad tracks in Montgomery County was identified Monday after police released a sketch to the media.

The man, who police said might have been jogging, was found on the CSX tracks in Kensington, clad in what appeared to be athletic apparel. He was identified as Joshua M. Brodsky, 44, of Silver Spring.

Police said they believed he had been struck by a passing train.

As part of an effort to identify him, police released a sketch of his face on Sunday, gave a physical description and told what he was wearing when found.

In a statement, police said that after the sketch was released, information was provided that made possible the identification.

Police said they were continuing to investigate Brodsky's death.

They said a conductor on a westbound CSX train spotted him between the rails of the eastbound tracks about 1:20 p.m. on July 25. The last eastbound train had gone by more than 3 1/2 hours earlier.

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