A body believed to be that of missing Federal Circuit Court judge Guy Andrew has been found by police in Brisbane’s Mount Coot-tha forest.
Late on Thursday, Queensland Police said the body was yet to be formally identified as that of the 55-year-old, adding that investigations were continuing.
But Family Court of Australia Chief Justice William Alstergren confirmed Judge Andrew’s death.
“His Honour will be remembered as a fine, highly-respected barrister and a diligent and determined judge who lived a life of service to others and to the law,” Justice Alstergren said.
“His tragic passing is a timely reminder of the extraordinary pressure on all who practice in the often highly emotive family law jurisdiction. This pressure can be exacerbated by appointment.”
Mr Andrew was a keen walker and disappeared after leaving his north Brisbane home early on Sunday to exercise.
The judge’s Toyota HiLux was found about 2pm the same day.
Dozens of police officers, emergency services personnel and volunteers scoured dense, hilly bush around the Enoggera Reservoir for several days.
They were joined by members of the Australian Defence Force on Thursday as the search area was expanded.
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