According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, a person called 911 to report seeing what appeared to be a man’s body on a southbound train car in the area of Cassville Road and Sugar Valley Road.
Bartow County 911 dispatchers immediately contacted CSX dispatch and the train, which was travelling south through Bartow County from Chattanooga, Tenn., was stopped and checked by railroad personnel who located the body on a flatcar.
Investigators are working to identify the man, and it is believed that he was killed by the train or a passing structure or another train. Authorities also believe the man died before the train reached Bartow County.
The body will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab to attempt to obtain his identity and official cause of death.
Man drowns in Lake Allatoona
The fourth drowning on Lake Allatoona this year occurred Saturday night.
Varun Krishnamurthy, 27, of India jumped off a Lake Allatoona swim platform Saturday night and did not resurface, according to reports.
Emergency workers were called to the Tanyard Creek area around 8:30 p.m. and recovered the body just before 9.
Krishnamurthy was the fourth Allatoona drowning for 2014. Earlier this year, 18-year old Chance Werner, 56-year-old Debra Hansard and 6-year-old Corday Duffy drowned on the area lake.