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Body Found Near Railroad Identified

MEDFORD, Ore. — The body of a man found near the railroad tracks in south Medford on Monday morning has been identified.

Medford Police said the deceased is 29-year-old Elijah Joseph Pickard-Aguilar. He was known to be homeless and frequent the Ashland area. Police also said they had no contact with him prior to this incident.

Deputy State Medical Examiner Dr. James Olson performed an autopsy on January 2nd. The cause of death was “accidental”, with the manner of death determined to be “hypothermia”.