Decapitated Teen Identified

Fingerprints played key role in identifying Irvin N. Cruz

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011  |  Updated 1:00 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Decapitated Teen Identified

A Galveston County teen's body was found after being decapitated by a railroad car.

advertisement

Fingerprints have been used to identify a Galveston County teenager found dead after apparently being decapitated by a railroad car.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner's office said toxicology results are pending for 17-year-old Irvin N. Cruz.

On Monday night, railroad workers found his body along a line near Hitchcock.

Sheriff's Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo on Wednesday told the Galveston County Daily News that authorities do not suspect foul play and there are indications that the death was a suicide.

Tuttoilmondo also said investigators have not totally ruled out that the death was an accident.

Cruz was from an unincorporated part of Galveston County known as Freddiesville.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out