Iowa officials investigate death of homeless man

Published On: Nov 19 2012 05:54:26 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 19 2012 05:54:00 AM CST
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -

Council Bluffs officials are investigating the death of a homeless man who became trapped after falling into a hole he was digging.

The 34-year-old man was found dead along railroad tracks in Council Bluffs.

Police said Sunday the man was digging a hole either for shelter or to store his belongings and fell in. Police aren't sure how long the man was in the hole before his body was discovered.

The man's name was not immediately released because police were trying to locate his family.