Miami University student found dead on Ohio train tracks was from Colorado

OXFORD, Ohio - A Miami University student found dead on Ohio railroad tracks over the weekend was identified as a Colorado native.

Jacob S. Jarman, 19, of Greenwood Village, was a sophomore who lived in university housing. He transferred to Miami University after attending his freshman year at a college in Colorado. 

Investigators are awaiting Jarman's toxicology report, a process they say could take weeks.

On Saturday, Philip Tharp was walking to a nearby McDonald's when he noticed a boot on the track. A few feet away Tharp noticed the body of the student. He returned to his girlfriend's apartment to report the discovery. Police, along with Tharp and his girlfriend, arrived on the scene at 9:12 a.m.

"I came outside this morning and some girl was crying hysterically then, seeing me, she came up and talked to me and told me she had just found someone dead," said Brad Day who lives near the tracks.

Day said the female told him she and her boyfriend notified police after finding the body.

The body was taken by the Butler County Coroner’s Office at 11:55 a.m. after an inspection of the scene. Miami University police and railroad personnel were also on the scene.

7NEWS sister station WCPO was told by Oxford police that a train was involved in the man's death. They did not indicate if they suspect foul play was involved.

The speed limit for trains traveling in the area is 35 miles per hour.

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