Sheriff identifies body found near rails

NEBRASKA CITY – The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man whose body was found at the Omaha Public Power District’s coal-fired plant near Nebraska City on Aug. 31.

The sheriff’s office press release identified the man as Kajole D. Koonce, age 38, of New Castle, Delaware.

Koonce’s body was found on a railroad trestle where trains cross and unload coal.

An autopsy concluded that Koonce died of asphyxia due to aspiration of coal.

Otoe County sheriff’s deputies and the BNSF Police Department are working to determine where Koonce may have boarded the train.

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