Body found near railroad tracks in Jefferson County

According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a homicide investigation is underway after a body was found near railroad tracks in an unincorporated part of the county.

The unidentified male body was found around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The portion of the county where the body was found and where the investigation is taking place, is near Lipscomb, in the area of Pratt Street and 3rd Street. Investigators say the man appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.

No other details are being released from the Sheriff's Office. We will continue to follow developments in the case.