The death of missing university student Viktor Ivanelo, whose body was found under a railway arch in Surbiton, is not being treated as suspicious, according to police officers.
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The body of the 21-year-old was found in Victoria Recreation Gound in Surbiton on March 28, more than a month after he disappeared after leaving a friend's house in Esher on February 26.
A Surrey Police spokeswoman said today that the student's death is not being treated as suspicious.
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She said: "A post mortem examination has now been carried out and there is not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death or any third party involvement.
"A file has been passed to the coroner."
Mr Ivanelo's body was found under a railway arch in Victoria Recreation Ground in Surbiton two weeks ago
Mr Ivanelo, a business management student at the University of Surrey, was reported missing after leaving a friend's house in Esher at 2am on Sunday, February 26.
His phone, keys, earphones and bag were among belongings found along a bridleway by a horse rider in Chessington that morning.
He had been spotted on CCTV travelling to Claygate from Clapham Junction station the day before he disappeared, but officers said not a "single sighting" of him had been reported.
Teams from Surrey Search and Rescue had been involved in the search along with police dogs, drones and helicopters.
His family had also resorted to hiring a private detective, Andy Kemp, a former police officer who had worked for the Metropolitan Police’s missing desk for eight years.
His father Valeriy Ivanelo, who lives in south London, said the family were "deeply shocked" by the discovery in a heartfelt tribute to his son.
He said: "[My] son was a very kind boy, who loved the world and other people. [He] was a loving son and brother.
His father Valeriy said his son 'loved the world'
"Viktor was a very emotional, empathetic person who felt others’ pain and passed it through him. He lived here for seven years and loved England very much.
"Viktor had a lot of interests in life and plans for the future.
"We are deeply shocked by what has happened. The grief of parents cannot be described in words.
"We hope that he rests in peace and happiness and will always remember him."
His friends had also paid tribute to their "talented, independent, humorous" friend, along with work colleagues who praised him for his "interest and dedication".
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