He has been identified as 52 year old Edward Rayborn. He is from southern Illinois.
We are told he was homeless. Evansville Police did a welfare check on him July 7th and told him to go to a homeless shelter.
His body was taken to a Mt. Carmel funeral home.
PREVIOUS REPORT: Evansville police are investigating the discovery of a dead body near railroad tracks on the city's north side.
The body was discovered around 1:00 near the intersection of Maxwell and Fares. Police say they believe the body is a male, but they also say it has been there a while.
At this point it is too early to tell if foul play is involved, or what the cause of death might be.