Tragic end to the search for the missing Melbourne man was found dead weeks after the disappearance

A 25-year-old Mount Martha man who disappeared in April has been found dead, almost seven weeks after he disappeared.

Jackson Kidd disappeared in the southeastern part of Melbourne on April 12, where police searches and phone tracks could not find him as the weeks went by.

His ruined family shared the news on Monday that he had been found, saying their “beautiful boy” was now flying high.

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“He has been found, unfortunately not in the way we would have liked,” girlfriend Ellie Sharp said on social media.

“We thank you all for your support.

“Fly high our beautiful boy. Until we meet again.”

Jackson Kidd with his girlfriend Ellie Sharp.
Jackson Kidd with his girlfriend Ellie Sharp. Credit: Facebook

Kidd was last seen at work on Lower Dandenong Road in Braeside around noon. 12.30 on 12 April.

Sharp received a text message from him the night of his disappearance, but no one had heard from him since – something they say was extremely out of character for Kidd.

His disappearance triggered an extensive police and local search effort as friends searched local parks and beaches, while social media users raised awareness of Kidd’s disappearance.

“(He) has never had a bad word to say about anyone, he’s just an overall great person,” Sharp said earlier.

Family said the 25-year-old Mount Martha man has been found dead, almost seven weeks after he disappeared.
Family said the 25-year-old Mount Martha man has been found dead, almost seven weeks after he disappeared. Credit: Delivered

Kidd’s family thanked the wider community for their help in trying to bring their boy home.

“We are so grateful for everything you all did to help,” Sharp said.

Victoria Police confirmed that Kidd had been found dead in Mornington on Monday.

“His death is not being treated as suspicious,” a spokesman told 7NEWS.com.au.

The police state that a report will be prepared for the forensic pathologist.

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