UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in death of man found near railroad tracks on U.S. 67

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UPDATE: The Scott County Sheriff's Department has determined that alcohol played a factor in the death of Robert James Lamb of LeClaire. Lamb's body was discovered near the railroad tracks on U.S. 67 between LeClaire and Princeton on July 20.

According to a media release from the sheriff's department, Lamb was riding on top of a Canadian Pacific train and either fell or jumped off the moving train, sustaining fatal injuries.

EARLIER UPDATE: The body found near the railroad tracks on U.S. 67 was identified on July 21 as Robert James Lamb, 29, of LeClaire.

An investigation is still underway, with assistance from the Canadian Pacific Railroad Police. Anyone with information should contact the Scott County Sheriff's office.

EARLIER: A death investigation is underway after a body was found near the railroad tracks on U.S. 67 between LeClaire, Iowa and Princeton, Iowa.

It happened just south of 238th Street between 6:30am and 7am on Friday, July 20th.

Rescue crews are on the scene and traffic is slow going in that area.

We have a crew on the scene and will update this story as new information becomes available.

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