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No foul play suspected in man's death after body found at Wantagh LIRR station, MTA cops say

The Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station at

The Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station at Wantagh Avenue and Railroad Avenue on July 10, 2012. Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

A man found dead Sunday at the Long Island Rail Road's Wantagh station apparently died of natural causes, an LIRR spokesman said.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority police have not released the man's name, pending notification of next of kin in California, spokesman Salvatore Arena said Tuesday.

The preliminary finding of the Nassau County medical examiner is that there is no evidence of foul play and no evidence that the man was struck by a train, Arena said.

The body of the man, in his 50s, was found about 7:30 a.m. between the track and the south side train platform.

A crew member of an eastbound 6:25 a.m. train out of Penn Station scheduled to arrive in Babylon at 7:43 a.m. reported he had seen what appeared to be a body under the platform, Arena said.

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