British Transport Police have officially identified the man who was struck by a train just south of Leighton Buzzard on Saturday, February 7.
Innocent Rusenza, 20, who was better known by the name ‘Fillip’, died at the spot at around 6.30pm. He had previously been reported missing the day before his death.
A spokesman for Beds Police said: “We received a report on Friday February 6 that a 20-year-old man, Innocent Rusenza – who also went by the name Fillip – had gone missing from his home address in Leighton Buzzard.
“He was found at a friend’s house just past midnight on Saturday February 7.”
It is believed Fillip was then taken to L&D hospital before being released.
One friend, who did not wish to be named, described Fillip as “a very sweet guy”.
So far, hundreds of tributes have been left for him on social media. A gathering took place at Grove Park in Dunstable last Monday, and a mass car trip to Milton Keynes will happen later this month in memory of the keen car enthusiast
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “I can confirm that the person struck and killed by a train close to Leighton Buzzard station on Saturday, 7 February, has been identified as Innocent Phillip Rusenza, 20, of Dunstable.
“An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned on Thursday, 12 February. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”