RAEKWON……..hmmmm, I wonder what pigmentation we’re talking about?
Police say 15-year-old Raekwon Jones, of Philadelphia, was electrocuted overnight on Friday while the train was downtown Suburban Station.
His body was discovered on top of the train, hours later at another nearby station with such severe burns it was difficult to initially identify him.
Police said Tuesday it’s unclear why he was on top of the train but with close to 12,000 volts of electricity powering the trains, the current is strong enough to kill someone with a single touch.
His clothing and belongings were also severely burned as the train’s power was shut down, and rescue crews arrived.
They pronounced Jones dead and removed his remains.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority have been reviewing surveillance footage on the tracks to piece together how and where it happened.
But have yet to discover why Jones climbed on top of the train.
Philadelphia Police have taken over the investigation and said the body was ‘laying on the rear portion of the train near the train power lines.’
Adding: ‘The male has severe burns all over his face and body,’ according to CBSLocal.
Septa sources said Jones was killed instantly. The high voltage wires above the trains emit 11,000 volts of electricity that can kill someone without even being touched.
The line was shut down for more than an hour.