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Police confirm body in lake is missing Jack

Police have confirmed the body in the lake was Jack Credit: Essex Police

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.

Jack had been missing since just before Christmas Credit: ITV Anglia

“All we can say is that his death is a loss to this whole world. As a family we are totally heartbroken over what has happened to Jack. “We want to thank all of Jack’s friends and family, along with the wider community and Essex Police for their efforts during the search. “We really do appreciate the effort that everyone went to in order to find Jack. We would now ask that everyone now respects our privacy.

– Jack's family

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