Body found near downtown railroad yard
The Knoxville Police Department responded to reports of a body found at the Norfolk Southern Railroad Yard near Depot Avenue at Gay Street at around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers arrived on the scene after a tip from Norfolk Southern Railroad employees. They found a man in a makeshift shelter on the north side of the railroad tracks. Police tell Local 8 News that the man likely died of natural causes.
The victim was transported to the medical examiners office for further examination.
The victim has been identified as Ricky Allen Brock. Police say he was a periodic resident at the mission.