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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Law enforcement investigate the scene after a body was discovered near railroad tracks near Beck Street and 2700 North in Salt Lake City Sunday, March 18, 2012.

NORTH SALT LAKE — Police are investigating what led to the death of a man who was found alongside railroad tracks Sunday morning.

Around 7:30 a.m., someone spotted a body alongside the tracks at 2700 N. Beck Street and put in a call to local police, North Salt Lake Police Sgt. Mitch Gwilliam said. Officers arrived and found the individual, who appeared to be an adult male.

The man was not wearing any clothing and none were found in the area. Police are currently calling the death "suspicious," though the cause of death is unclear.

"He was not on the tracks," Gwilliam said of the body. "He was a few feet from the tracks. It does not appear that he was struck by a train. There's not any obvious trauma like that."

The man's identity and cause of death is under investigation. Gwilliam said police are considering the possibility that the man may have died somewhere else and his body moved to the area where it was found.

"We're trying to determine any and all possibilities of evidence that could be in the area," Gwilliam said.

He said access said to the area is limited and not open to the public.

Once all the evidence is collected from the scene, the body will be transported to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Those with any information are asked to call the North Salt Lake Police Department at 801-936-3880.