LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – LMPD’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman's body was discovered on railroad tracks in the Parkland neighborhood.
Police were called to the train tracks between West Kentucky Street and Greenwood Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Monday after they say a railroad track supervisor made the discovery.
"It was obviously apparent that the train obviously did not know what had happened and had already passed," LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said.
Police say the victim is a woman believed to have been in her early 30’s.
While they wait for answers, friends and neighbors of the woman are leaning on prayers.
"What happened I don't know if it was a – you know an accident or something happened to them, or what, but I pray to God that they can overcome this tragedy," Brian Harvey, a neighbor of the victim said.
"All we can do is just pray for the family. We need everyone in Louisville to pray for them," Farhan Abdi, a friend of the victim, said.
Abdi says the victim lived nearby. He says she was a mother, originally from Somalia.
"I met the husband, he is really in a bad situation, all we can do is give him support, you know," Abdi said. "We know her for almost 10 years and you know this is very sad day for us and you know all we can do is just pray for the family and you know, know what's going on, we just want to know how she got hit by the train, that's what we want to know about it."
Police are still investigating the circumstances of her death, but Abdi says the victim lived nearby and walked in this area regularly.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen something here this morning, even if you think it's a small detail, to contact them at 574-LMPD.