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Portland Police Identify Man Who Was Struck And Killed By Train Sunday

Portland Police have identified the man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak Downeaster train Sunday afternoon.

Police say 54 -year-old Raul Fabian Schneider was struck by the southbound train as he walked on the railroad tracks behind St. John Street at the I-295 overpass. In a written statement police, say Schneider was identified through fingerprints he provided at a Texas border crossing in 2014. At that time he identified his country of origin as Argentina.

Officials says Schneider had what looked like paint and drywall dust on his clothing, leading police to believe he might be working as a handyman or laborer. They believe he was living in a nearby campsite.

On Monday police had said that they thought the victim was homeless.

Police say they are trying to locate anyone who might have known Schneider and could provide information that could be used to help officials notify his family about his death.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.