UPDATE: Police release name of railroad employee found dead

Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom



The Lincoln Police Department has released the name of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad employee who was found dead early Christmas morning.

Police say a 62-year-old Charles Lee Roberts was found shortly after midnight on Christmas in the rail yard at 8th and West O streets. Police say it was a co-worker who found him after he did not return from routine train checks.

“There’s nothing suspicious….we don’t know if it’s medical or if he tripped. We’ll know more after the autopsy,” says Lincoln Police Capt. Michon Morrow.

The autopsy was scheduled for Friday, and results are still pending.