15-year-old with head injuries found dead in Northeast near tracks

  • Article by: NICOLE NORFLEET , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 17, 2012 - 8:55 PM

The body of a 15-year-old boy was found near railroad tracks in northeast Minneapolis on Thursday night.

The boy was identified as Christopher Hanson, who lived in northeast Minneapolis less than 2 miles from where he was found, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner.

Police were called to an area near 14th Avenue NE. and Fillmore Street about 10:20 p.m. after a railroad employee found the teen dead, police spokesman Sgt. Steve McCarty said Friday. Hanson died of head injuries, and his death is under investigation.

His body wasn't found at a designated railroad crossing, said Amy McBeth, a spokeswoman for BNSF Railway. Also, there was no prior report by a train crew of an incident at that location, she said.

 

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