Fingerprints used to ID teen decapitated by train

December 22, 2011 8:11:38 AM PST
Fingerprints have been used to identify a Galveston County teenager found dead after apparently being decapitated by a railroad car.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner's office says toxicology results are pending on 17-year-old Irvin N. Cruz.

Some railroad workers Monday night located his body along a line near Hitchcock.

Sheriff's Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo on Wednesday told the Galveston County Daily News that authorities do not suspect foul play and there are indications that the death was a suicide. Tuttoilmondo also says investigators have not totally ruled out that the death was an accident.

Cruz was from an unincorporated part of Galveston County known as Freddiesville.


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