Police seek cause of death of man found hit by train

By QCS Staff

Tucumcari police are investigating the death of Rodney Judd, 27, who was hit by train sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. last Sunday, a department official confirmed on Friday.

“We are looking into the cause and manner of his death.” said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. “We want to rule out any foul play.”

Judd’s remains were sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator for an autopsy. Hatcher said he is awaiting the report.

Judd had a cell phone and made a call at 12:02 a.m., Hatcher said.

Judd’s body was found on the tracks behind the old Tucumcari train depot and police were notified about 9 a.m. Sunday, Hatcher said.

Judd is from Grants and had recently moved to Tucumcari.