Body Parts Found On F Line Train Tracks

Body Parts Found On F Line Train Tracks

GRAVESEND — Two days after a 30-year-old man was struck and killed by a Manhattan-bound F train at Kingshighway and McDonald Avenue, MTA contractors working on the tracks made a gruesome discovery of body parts and property that would lead to the victim being positively identified, police said.

Contractors working on electrical work on Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue on the elevated F train line, found body parts and personal belongings of a man struck and killed by a train Monday night. Service was interrupted.
Contractors working on electrical work on Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue on the elevated F train line, found body parts and personal belongings of a man struck and killed by a train Monday night. Service was interrupted. (Photo: Todd Maisel/Bklyner)

The man, who has not yet been identified by police, either jumped or fell onto the tracks in front of the F train on Kings Highway Monday night at about 9 p.m., police said. NYPD and EMS declared the victim dead at the scene. Officials later removed the body to the Medical Examiners office at Kings County Hospital.However, this afternoon a contractor replacing the electrical cable on the tracks made a macabre discovery of pieces of flesh and bone on the tracks at about 1:00 p.m.

Contractors working on electrical work on Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue on the elevated F train line, found body parts and personal belongings of a man struck and killed by a train Monday night. Service was interrupted. Photo: Todd Maisel
Contractors working on electrical work on Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue on the elevated F train line, found body parts and personal belongings of a man struck and killed by a train Monday night. Service was interrupted. Photo: Todd Maisel

“We were working on the tracks and one guy had a shovel and it was covered in blood and then we saw objects on the tracks,” said one contractor on the scene.Service on the local F line towards Manhattan was halted as police Emergency Service officers scoured the tracks. Officers found the man’s wallet with a Mexican consulate identification, cash, a bloody sneaker and a sweatshirt. Officers then had the task of removing bits of flesh and bone from the tracks as straphangers looked on from a distance.“I don’t know why they didn’t do a better clean-up,” said one contractor worker. “The guy’s ID was sitting on the tracks and they hadn’t identified the guy.”

Contractors working on electrical work on Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue on the elevated F train line, found body parts and personal belongings of a man struck and killed by a train Monday night. Service was interrupted. (Photo: Todd Maisel/Bklyner)
Contractors working on electrical work on Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue on the elevated F train line, found body parts and personal belongings of a man struck and killed by a train Monday night. Service was interrupted. (Photo: Todd Maisel/Bklyner)

Police did not provide positive identification, but officers believe the victim is a  Marine Park resident.The MTA restored service on the F local track about an hour later.

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