Police ID body of boy found on top of commuter train car
PHILADELPHIA — Police have identified the body of a boy who was found electrocuted on top of a commuter train car in Philadelphia.
Authorities say 15-year-old Raekwon Jones, of Philadelphia, was electrocuted overnight Friday while the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train was at downtown Suburban Station. His body was discovered hours later at another nearby station.
His face and body had severe burns, making identification difficult.
Police said Tuesday it’s unclear why he was on top of the train.
SEPTA officials say the trains are powered by close to 12,000 volts of electricity. They say the power is strong enough to kill someone without being touched by overhead wires.