Body Found on Engine in Bailey Yards

On June 18, 2023, at 02:25 p.m., the Lincoln County 911 Center received a report of a deceased individual on a locomotive in Bailey Yards, just west of North Platte, NE. Deputies located a badly decomposing male body in a small compartment used to house a fire extinguisher, on the rear of the engine.

Investigators saw no signs of foul play while examining the scene and body. It appears the subject wedged himself in the room and shut the door. Evidence at the scene showed the subject was unable to unlatch the door and died days ago in the compartment.

The deceased had numerous identifications on him that showed he was a citizen of Mexico. The train engine arrived at Bailey Yards earlier the same day from San Antonio, TX. It was previously in Mexico for several days, before arriving in San Antonio.

The investigation is ongoing, and it appears the death is accidental in nature. The name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.



Investigators of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have completed their investigation into deceased male found on June 18, 2023.  The male was identified as fifty-six-year-old Bervardino Rodriguez Gonzalez of Altimra, Tamulipas Mexico.  The cause of death has been ruled accidental. 


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