OPP investigating bogus body on rail tracks

Posted on: October 26, 2016

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are actively investigating a further incident involving a bogus body on rail tracks in the Town of Perth.

On Oct. 3 at approximately 12:55 a.m. OPP were called to the Wilson Street West rail crossing in Perth where the barriers and lights appeared to be malfunctioning and remaining activated.

While responding to the call the officers received further information from Canadian Pacific Rail employees that a train was stopped in the town as the crew believed they had struck someone on the tracks.

The investigation revealed that someone had placed objects on the track to resemble a human being.

The train was able to continue in service at about 02:30 a.m.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or a similar incident in May 2016 is asked to contact the Lanark County OPP Detachment using the toll-free number 1-888- 310-1122 or Lanark County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.