EL PASO, Texas—Sheriff's deputies near El Paso are investigating the case of two men found dead near railroad tracks.

Deputies responded to a call about the bodies Saturday and found them in a thicket of reeds behind a sheet metal shop in Canutillo. Canutillo is about 15 miles northwest of El Paso near the New Mexico state line.

The El Paso Times reports ( http://bit.ly/NoYcz3) that El Paso County Sheriff's spokeswoman Chris Acosta identified one of the men as 49-year-old James Smith. She said his family had reported him missing last week. Officials did not release the cause of death for either man.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com