17-Year-Old Boy Identified as Victim Found Dead on East Orange Train Tracks

An unidentified person who was found dead on train tracks in East Orange and originally reported by officials to be an adult male has been identified by authorities as a teenager.

Emergency responder were called to the the tracks near the 7th Avenue pedestrian bridge for reports of a trespasser laying on the tracks on Monday evening at around 7:35 p.m. according to a spokesperson for NJ Transit,

Arriving emergency responders found the victim unconscious and unresponsive at that location the spokesperson said.

This victim has been identified by authorities as Tijuan Charles, 17, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials are continuing to investigate how Charles ended up on the track and what caused his fatally.

It is not immediately known what city Charles resides in.