Update: Body of a missing man located - Bateau Bay

Tuesday, 11 January 2022 05:38:59 PM

A body, believed to be that of a man missing from Bateau Bay, has been located.

The 82-year-old man had been missing from his home on Rushby Street in Bateau Bay since 5pm last Tuesday (4 January 2022).

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District commenced an investigation into his whereabouts, including extensive land and air searches and public appeals for assistance.

Following inquiries, police located a body in a dry creek bed in bushland near Cresthaven Avenue at Bateau Bay, about 2.10pm today (Tuesday 11 January 2022).

The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the missing man.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic police and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.