Body found near tracks in Germantown ID’d

GERMANTOWN, NY (NEWS 10) – The Columbia County Sheriff announced on Wednesday that the body found Monday near the railroad tracks is a 67-year-old man from the Bronx.

According to the sheriff, it is believed that Juan Cordero boarded a freight train in the Bronx on December 20 and fell off the train for unknown reasons just north of the Germantown boat launch.

An autopsy determined that Cordero died from multiple blunt force trauma. It is believed the injuries were sustained from falling from a moving train.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 518-828-4316

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