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Decapitated man fell from train

Melissa Topey • Mar 20, 2013 at 5:21 PM

The body of Roger Luna, 55, was found decapitated near the railroad tracks at Toussaint-Portage Road near Benton Street, Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick said.

Nothing at the scene indicated foul play, Levorchick said. 

It appears Luna fell from a train and was then run over. The cause of death was blunt-force trauma, Ottawa County coroner Dan Cadigan said 

“Death appears to have been instantaneous,” Cadigan said.

Luna’s last known address was in the Toledo area. Workers at a Toledo homeless shelter were familiar with him, and they said he had stayed at the shelter one day recently.

Luna’s criminal record in Toledo includes several charges of disorderly conduct intoxicated and open container, including a charge for the latter on March 9. Other past charges included criminal trespass and begging.

He has no criminal record locally, Levorchick said.

Luna’s immediate family lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Norfolk Southern railroad crews called authorities at about 11:10 a.m. Monday after spotting the body lying alongside the tracks.

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