UPDATE: Man found dead under Newport News overpass identified

Posted at 10:50 AM, Dec 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-26 18:38:48-05

UPDATE: The man found dead under a Denbigh Blvd. overpass has been identified as 37-year-old Michael Thomas Martin of the 3700 block of Sherwood Place in Newport News. 

Newport News, Va. - A death investigation is underway in Newport News after a man’s body was found near railroad tracks at Tillerson Drive and Denbigh Boulevard on Friday morning.

Investigators believe that this death is not suspicious in nature.

The body was spotted and reported to authorities around 8:30 a.m.

The man's body was found under the overpass, several feet away from the tracks and that it does not appear that he was hit by a train, police say.

Identification was found on the man, police confirm. They say his identity will be released later on Friday.

A cause of death is still unknown.

Updates will be posted as they become available.