Authorities in Bertie County are investigating a dead body that was found on railroad tracks this morning.
Deputies say the body 60-year-old Gerald Jenkins was found on the tracks that cross over Business Highway 11 in Aulander around 9:30 a.m.
A driver noticed his body lying on the tracks after the train passed by Tuesday morning. Authorities say his head was severed from his body.
The conductor told deputies they saw no one walking along the tracks when the train passed the crossing.