Man Found Near Train Tracks May Have Suffered Medical Problem

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Wichita Police are investigating how a person died after a body was found early Friday morning in north Wichita.

Sgt. Michael Zhakowski said train employees discovered a dead man shortly after 1 a.m. in the 1500 Blk. of N. Barwise near 13th St. N. and Broadway. Zhakowski said they are working to identify the man believed to be in his 40's or 50's.

Police said it appears the man may have suffered some type of medical problem

Zhakowski said they are looking to see if the man was a transient using the train to move. It's also possible the man could have been walking down the tracks to go home, Zhakowski said.

Coroners will conduct an autopsy on the man's body. More information on the case is expected to be released later this morning.


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