CHICO, Calif. -

Chico Police are investigating a body that was found on the train tracks early Friday.   Just after 4 a.m. the conductor of an Amtrak train reported a body on the tracks.

The Amtrak train stopped near West 7th Street, and intersections north of West 7th Street were blocked for about an hour.

The body may have been there for some time.  Police said the Amtrak train did not hit the body, the engineer saw the body and reported it.

The victim was confirmed dead at the scene.  The body may have been hit by a train an hour earlier.

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