The skeletonized remains of a body found Nov. 18 alongside the railroad tracks near Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland has been identified as Brian Lee Grodzik, 64, of Akron, Ohio, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Law enforcement described the discovery last week as appearing to be of a man approximately 65 years old.
The body was in an advanced stage of decomposition and there are no apparent suspicious circumstances, according to earlier accounts.
The autopsy on Grodzik didn’t point to a specific cause of death because of the condition of the man’s remains, said Aaron Lewis, representing the JCSO.
Investigators continue attempting to locate Grodzik’s next of kin.
Anyone who has any information that could help investigators with the case were asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 541-774-8333 and refer to case number 21-6087.