Police have confirmed that the body pulled from a fishing lake in Basildon is that of missing 28-year-old Jack Morrad.
A post mortem examination, carried out on Friday January 4, established that he died from drowning.
Jack was last seen in Broadhurst Place, Basildon at 2.30am on Sunday December 23 after he had been on a night out in the town.
Extensive searches were carried out across Basildon by police with the support of Jack’s family and friends, volunteers from Essex Search and Rescue and members of the public.
Jack's body was found in the Gloucester Park fishing lake on January 3.
Paying tribute to their loved one, Jack’s family said it was impossible to sum him up in a couple of sentences.