Rodney Larsh, Autistic Man, Dies in UK After Getting Hit by Train

December 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Rodney Larsh, a young British man with Autism who went missing over the holidays, was killed after he was hit by a train, it was reported.

Larsh was struck at the Shenfield station on Christmas Eve, local media reported Friday.

For the past several days, police have been urging the public to assist in a search for Larsh, 20, but delivered the news Friday.

A police spokesman told the Brentwood Gazette: “BTP officers were called to Shenfield station at around 5.20pm on Tuesday, 24 December following a report that a man had been struck and killed by a train. Officers from BTP and Essex Police attended the incident.” 

He added: “Medics from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended but the man, believed to be in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene. There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Family members said that Larsh was “autistic and unable to communicate” and was staying his family in Barking before he went missing, according to Voice-Online. 

A woman saying she was Larsh’s sister had been giving updates via Twitter.

“Please pray for my missing brother 3 nights still not found suffers from autism,” she wrote, according to the Evening Standard. “Thankful for the help from friends family and amazing people all over Instagram twitter facebook just all over spreading the word xxxx.”