Body found on train tracks identified

Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK — A body found along the railroad tracks Dec. 20 at Arno and Warwick was identified.

Detective Lt. Dave Williams said Wednesday the man was identified as Richard Clark, 55, of Ecorse. Investigators identified him via fingerprints.
It’s unknown how long Clark’s body was on the tracks.

“It’s going to be either accidental or suicide,” Williams said of how Clark died.

Family members gave some indication it may have been a suicide, Williams said.

“We can’t unequivocally say,” he said.

A railroad employee discovered Clark’s body.

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