Update Friday, Oct. 15
Aurora police have released the identity of the man who was found deceased Thursday afternoon in a bathroom on board a Metra passenger train on the Burlington Northern Line at the downtown Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway Ave.
No foul play is suspected in the death of Adam Castilla, 25, of the 13000 block of Meadow Lakes Drive, Plainfield. Police believe Castilla’s death to be narcotics-related based on information gleaned in the investigation so far.
Castilla was found at about 1:45 p.m. by railroad personnel who were doing checks of the rail cars after everyone has exited the outbound train from Chicago. When one of the workers was checking the train’s second car, he noticed the bathroom door was locked. When he knocked on the door he received no response so he unlocked it and was able to open it far enough to see Castilla inside. The door was eventually removed in an attempt to render aid to Castilla but he had already died. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 2:27 p.m. It is not known where Castilla boarded the train.
An autopsy on Castilla was performed today (Friday, Oct. 16, 2015) at the Kane County Coroner’s Office.
Detectives from the Burlington Northern Railroad the Kane County Coroner’s Office assisted Aurora police.
Original Post Thursday, Oct. 15
Aurora police are investigating the death of an adult male who was found deceased this afternoon (Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015) in a bathroom aboard a Metra passenger train on the Burlington Northern line.
Officers responded to the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway at about 2:05 p.m. after being notified by railroad personnel.
There are no outward signs of trauma to the body, according to the preliminary investigation, and foul play is not suspected at this time.
Detectives and evidence technicians from the Aurora Police are on-scene as of 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, and are working with Burlington Northern Railroad investigators and the Kane County Coroner’s Office.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department press release
Metra Train Delayed
SOURCE: Metra Alerts
Train #1253 To Depart Downtown Chicago at 4:48 PM – Will Not Operate Past Fairview
Train #1253 scheduled to depart Chicago Union Station at 4:48 PM and arrive Aurora at 6:08 PM, will express from Fairview Avenue to Aurora due to an earlier police emergency. Train #1261 scheduled to depart Chicago Union Station at 5:10 PM and arrive Route 59 at 6:09 PM will accommodate the passengers at intermediate stops, making an additional stop at Aurora. Please listen to station platform announcements for the location of your train.