Police investigating after teen found dead near Kannapolis train tracks

The Kannapolis Police Department is investigating after the body of a 17-year-old was found near railroad tracks on Thursday night.

Officers were called out to the 900 block of South Main Street around 6:06 p.m. When officers arrived they found a 17-year-old female body.

The investigation into the death of the teen is still active and ongoing, but it appears that her injuries are consistent with being hit by a train, according to police.

An autopsy has been ordered.