The man died near East Camberwell station in September.
The mystery surrounding an unknown man who died near East Camberwell station in September is closer to being solved after police finally identified him.
After months of investigation using dental records and DNA, Victoria Police have identified the man as Olof Dennis Grinsvall, 22, a Swedish national.
They are appealing for public assistance on his movements as well as anyone who provided him with accommodation when he was in Melbourne.
It is believed he stepped out of an alcove and was hit by a train on September 14.
Police have repatriated his body to his family in Sweden and are preparing a report for the coroner.
Dennis was in Australia for three days – between September 11 and 14 – police said. All of that time was spent in Melbourne.
Police believe he spent most of this time travelling on trains between Williamstown and Blackburn. They are yet to recover any of his personal belongings.
Police released a photo of Dennis on Thursday. He described as Caucasian, 167 centimetres tall, and of slim build. He had short brown hair and facial stubble when he was killed.
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