Brighton Station body formally identified as missing student Diogo Moreira

Posted On 24 Jul 2015 at 10:43 am

Police have confirmed that a body discovered by tracks outside Brighton Station on Wednesday has been formally identified as Diogo Moreira.

DiogoThe sad discovery was made shortly after midday on Wednesday, and yesterday morning his family posted on Facebook that they believed it was him.

The death is being treated as unexplained, and investigations continue.

A memorial walk to celebrate the life of the University of Brighton student and Red Roaster barista is being planned.

This morning, a British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “We can confirm that the body found on the line close to Brighton railway station on Wednesday, 22 July, has been formally identified as Diogo Manuel Martins-Alves-Moreira.

“The 29-year-old student lived locally but was originally from Portugal and had been reported missing to Sussex Police.

Paying tribute to Mr Moreira his family said: “On behalf of everyone who was lucky enough to call Diogo their friend, co-worker, fellow student or warm hearted barista, this is a very big loss for Brighton and our community.

“We will always remember his amazing smile, gentle humour and kindness.

“Our thoughts go out to his family and friends in Portugal.”

The death continues to be treated as unexplained, while officers investigate the full circumstances.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference SSUB/B10 of 22/07/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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