Man found dead on railroad tracks west of Fort Frances

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on railroad tracks about 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) west of Fort Frances.

According to an OPP news release, locomotive engineers reported observing "something suspicious" on the Canadian National tracks in Alberton Township early Saturday morning. OPP officers walked to the location, about one kilometer east of Kehl Road, and located a body on the tracks.

The person was identified as 18-year-old Darryl Joseph Sakchekapo of Niacatchewenin First Nation.

The tracks were closed for about seven hours while police conducted an investiation.

The Rainy River District OPP Crime Unit is conducting an investigation along with CN Police, the Office of the Chief Coroner, and the OPP Provincial Liaison Team.

Police are asking anyone who believes they may have information on the death to call them at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or going to at