Five days after he went missing, Queensland Police discovered the body of Brisbane’s Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew in bushland.
In a statement issued to media late Thursday night, Family Court Chief Justice William Alstergren confirmed that the body of missing Judge Andrew had been discovered by authorities in bushland at The Gap in western Brisbane.
Judge Andrew was last seen driving in the direction of Mount Coot-tha, where he would frequently walk. His car was discovered on Dillon Road that afternoon.
Justice Alstergren said his tragic passing was a timely reminder of the “extraordinary” pressure on those who practise in the “often highly emotive family law jurisdiction”.
Attorney-General Christian Porter said he was deeply saddened by the death of Judge Andrew and offered his thoughts to family, friends and colleagues. He confirmed that the Federal Circuit Court is providing support.
“I extend my deepest sympathy to Judge Andrew’s wife Nicole and his daughters Bridget and Morgan and all those who were affected by his tragic loss,” Mr Porter said.