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Body Found On Metra Tracks Delays Service

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Metra service was delayed following the discovery of a man's body on the railroad tracks near northwest suburban Woodstock early Tuesday morning.

A passenger alerted authorities that a man appeared to be sleeping on an outbound track around 7 a.m., the Northwest Herald reports.

According to a release from the Woodstock police department, the deceased is Robert A. Delisi, 27 of Woodstock.

"When we got there, he was dead," John Potoczky, a firefighter and paramedic with the Woodstock Fire and Rescue District told the Northwest Herald. The man was not struck by a train.

Union Pacific Northwest Line inbound train No. 630 was able to get by the scene using an adjacent track, Metra spokesman Tom Miller told the Chicago Sun-Times. Police are on the scene investigating the incident.

Subsequent trains will likely be delayed, Miller said.

An autopsy is slated for later Tuesday.

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