Decapitated Teen Identified

Fingerprints played key role in identifying Irvin N. Cruz

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

    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.