Man found dead on CTA Green Line tracks identified

March 9, 2014 10:11:22 AM PDT
A man who was found dead on the CTA Green Line tracks Saturday morning on the West Side has been identified.

Charles Watkins, 31, of the 500 block of North Lawler Avenue, was found on the northbound tracks at the Pulaski station, 4000 W. Lake St, at 6:47 a.m., authorities said.

An autopsy to determine cause and manner of death is scheduled for Sunday.

Northbound trains were not moving for more than two hours between the Central and California stations while the body was removed. By 9:10 a.m., all northbound trains were moving with residual delays, the CTA said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2014.)

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