Man Found Dead Along Medford Railroad Tracks

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Mon, December 31 2012 at 6:10 PM, Updated: Mon, December 31 2012 at 6:43 PM

At the start of the investigation police believed the unnamed 29-year-old man was a transient who may have become hypothermic.

Last night was one of the coldest of the year which police say may have caused the man to become hypothermic.

Hypothermia can be deadly when a person's body temperature drops as a result of below freezing temperatures. The man's missing shirt, police say could be the result of a warming sensation that often follows hypothermia setting in. Police found other articles of clothing which could help them determine more about his  death. Local business owners around the area say it's an unfortunate event as transients often make their way through that area using the railroad tracks as their highway

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