Autopsy: Man found dead near Metra tracks committed suicide

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A man found dead near Metra train tracks Wednesday morning in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood committed suicide, an autopsy Thursday revealed.

The body was spotted near the tracks by an inbound Metra train about 10:30 a.m. in the 8300 block of South Vincennes, authorities said.

The man was identified as 22-year-old Demetri Wilburn, who lived in the 7300 block of South Perry Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Thursday revealed he died of multiple blunt force injuries suffered when he was struck by a train, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled a suicide.

Metra spokeswoman Meg Thomas-Reile said a train that had gone through about an hour earlier was inspected in the train yard and had blood on the lead car. The crew was unaware that the train had struck anyone.

Rock Island District trains were halted for ab out four hours near the Gresham station at 820 W. 87th St. after the body was found.

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