Moorhead PD investigating death on railroad tracks in Memorial Park

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Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 12:55 PM CDT
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - (UPDATE) Moorhead Police say they were alerted by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad employees around 11:45 a.m. Sunday for a report of a possible medical emergency on the railroad track in Memorial park, north of the Moorhead Center Mall.

When emergency crews arrived they located a deceased adult female.

The investigation into the woman’s death caused a train to block downtown traffic for about an hour.

Authorities say there is nothing suspicious surrounding the incident and there is no danger to the public.

No name or identifying information about the woman is available at this time.

The investigation is still ongoing.

The scene has also cleared. All downtown roadways have since reopened.


Moorhead Police officers are currently in Memorial Park investigating a death on the railroad tracks.

Authorities say due to the length of the investigation, the north downtown track crossings will be closed off up to the 21st Street underpass.

Its recommended to find alternative routes until the the blocked off area reopens.

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