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Dead man was local resident, police say

Ashland police have identified a deceased man found near Hersey Street last week as 29-year-old Isaac Brann-Linsday. 

Brann-Linsday's body was found a short distance from the railroad tracks at the rear of 255 Hersey St. at about 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. 

Ashland detectives and the Jackson County Medical Examiner report that the death was not suspicious in nature. 

Brann-Linsday worked until recently as an operations assistant at the Ashland Emergency Food Bank, where his mother, Izzy Brann, is a volunteer, the food bank said in a post on its Facebook page.

The cause of death is pending results from toxicology tests, which could take two months, investigators said.