Body found on train tracks in Tacoma’s Tideflats

A body was found Wednesday on a railroad trestle in Tacoma’s Tideflats.

A train conductor called police about noon after spotting the body on the tracks on a bridge in the 2200 block of 20th Street East.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body as that of a 38-year-old man.

Police believe he was hit by a train and had been there for some time, spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.