Body Found Near Train Tracks in Niles Canyon

September 10, 2018 Updated: September 10, 2018

Alameda County Sheriff’s investigators are treating the discovery of a man’s body along railroad tracks in Niles Canyon on Sept. 9, as a “suspicious death,” the sheriff’s department said.

The man’s body was discovered near the Union Pacific tracks in the canyon south of Highway 84 and Alameda Creek, about 2:45 this afternoon, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly. A hiker or jogger saw the body west of the intersection of Highway 84 and Palomares Road a few miles east of Fremont city limits and called the police, he said.

It appeared the man had suffered injuries that aren’t consistent with being hit by a train, Kelly said. “We’re treating this as we would treat a homicide,” he added.

The victim had not been publicly identified as of tonight. Kelly said he expected more information will be available on the morning of Sept. 10.

By Sam Richards