Montgomery County police are asking for help learning the identity of a man killed by a freight train while jogging in Kensington on Sunday.

The man was found at 1:27 p.m. Sunday near Howard Avenue, about 50 yards southeast of the Kensington MARC station, said Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks.

A westbound train crew reported seeing what appeared to be a body between the eastbound tracks as the train passed through the area at 1:17 p.m. The last train to travel eastbound on the CSX tracks had come through about 9:30 a.m., Starks said.

A small track crossing lies near the area where the body was found. But it was not clear why the man would have been struck. Freight trains are noisy, and the man did not appear to have been wearing headphones, Starks said.

The man was white with the build of an experienced runner, weighing 122 pounds at 5-foot-8, the captain said. He appears to have been in his 30s, with thinning, close-cropped dark hair. He was wearing dark blue shorts and had a gray T-shirt that may have been wrapped around his hand, Starks said. He also wore white Avia running shoes with gray and orange accents. He did not have on any jewelry or identification.

Police ask anyone with information to call the county police's Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.