Baltimore County police have identified as a German citizen the man who was found crushed to death earlier this month in a rail car at the Coastal Steel Co. in the 6900 block of Quad Ave.
Police identified the man as Fred Lenzen Glode, 27, of Germany.
"He had a German passport when they got him out of there," Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnberger, a county police spokesman, said yesterday. "The German Embassy provided us with his fingerprints. We have no idea why he was in this country or why he was riding the rails."
Mr. Glode's body was found shortly before 11 a.m. July 6 when workers unloaded steel beams from a railroad car at Coastal Steel. The state medical examiner's office ruled that Mr. Glode had been crushed to death when the beams were loosened during transport. The train had left Texas June 19 and had made several stops before it arrived in the county. "So we don't know when he got on," Sergeant Doarnberger said.