OGDEN -- Using a fingerprint and an FBI database, authorities have identified the man whose body was found July 28 near railroad tracks in West Haven.
The man, believed to be a transient, is 56-year-old James Ray Bundren, said Weber County Sheriff's Detective Jeremy Rock.
A fingerprint retrieved from Bundren's autopsy was plugged into a database by the Weber County Sheriff Department's Crime Scene Investigation unit, Rock said. The fingerprint matched records for Bundren on file with the FBI.
Information was not available on why Bundren was in the FBI records, but it has been determined he did have contact with Ogden police in 2008 and 2009, Rock said.
Bundren apparently bounced around between Ogden, Elko, Nev. and Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., he said.
Bundren may have been in Ogden only a couple of days before his death, according to authorities.
Police believe Bundren died of natural causes but are awaiting autopsy results.
Efforts to find Bundren's relatives to notify them of his death have been unsuccessful, said Rock.
Anyone related to Bundren or with information about his family should contact the Weber County Sheriff's Department at 801-778-6600.