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Body found by RR tracks

Citizens of the Madison community were shocked when reports were released regarding a body that was discovered near the railway that runs adjacent to the newly renamed ER Scott Street.

The name of the victim has been released, but plenty of unknown variables still cloud the case.

On Wednesday, May 25, at 3:39 a.m., a CSX train operator called the Madison County 911 Communications with the report of a possible body lying next to the railroad tracks in the 400 block of ER Scott Street.

Units of the Madison Police Department (MPD) responded to the scene, and the victim was discovered to be deceased on the north side of the railroad tracks.

MPD investigators Sgt. Cooks and Sgt. Spicer responded to the call, as well as several FDLE agents and crime scene technicians.

CSX was notified and all train operations were shut down at that time.

The victim was positively identified as Jeremy Lamont Harris, 28, of Madison.

Harris’ cause of death is still being investigated and at this time, it is an undetermined death.

The results of the autopsy that is currently being conducted by the Medical Examiner’s Office are pending.

The operations of the CSX trains and the railway returned to normal on the same day at 11:20 a.m.

The events surrounding Harris’ death are part of an ongoing investigation for the MPD and the department accepts all tips from the community.

If anyone has any information regarding the events that took place before, during or after Harris’ death, the MPD can be reached at (850) 973-5077.


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