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Skull found in North Carolina is that of man killed by train

December 20, 2018

ENFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a skull found along train tracks in North Carolina belonged to a man struck and killed by a train earlier this year.

News outlets cite a statement from Robeson County Sheriff’s Office that says the skeletal remains found Dec. 11 belong to 24-year-old Varcy Locklear, who was struck and killed in late October.

Authorities believe Locklear was a stowaway on an Amtrak train traveling from Charlotte to New York when he either fell or jumped from the train. He was decapitated, and the rest of his body was found more than 100 miles away in Enfield.

The sheriff’s office previously said the dental records of a deputy’s daughter missing since 2015 were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to see whether they matched the skull.