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UPDATED: Thursday July 18, 2013 5:49 PM

Investigators were working to figure out how a young boy died after he was found on train tracks near Downtown Columbus Thursday afternoon.

A boy, believed to be between the age of 12 and 14, was found on train tracks near Mound Street and Interstate 70 at about 3 p.m.

Authorities ruled that the boy's death was accidental but still did not know how he died.

Investigators said they were not sure if the boy was struck by a train or died another way.

They also were cross-referencing the state's missing-persons database to see if the boy matched anyone on the list.

The coroner's office was called to the scene.

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