A body believed to be that of missing Federal Circuit Court judge Guy Andrew has been found by police in Brisbane's Mount Coot-tha forest.
Queensland Police late on Thursday said the body was yet to be formally identified as that of the 55-year-old, adding that investigations were continuing.
But Family Court of Australia Chief Justice William Alstergren confirmed Judge Andrew's death.
“It is with deep sadness that I confirm the tragic death of Judge Guy Andrew,” Justice Alstergren said in a statement.
"His Honour will be remembered as a fine, highly-respected barrister and a diligent and determined judge who lived a life of service to others and to the law.
“He was loved and admired by many during his long career at the Bar and he made many good friendships in his short time on the Bench. The esteem in which he was held was evident by the large number of judges, barristers, solicitors, associates and other Court staff who took an active part in the search for him.
"His tragic passing is a timely reminder of the extraordinary pressure on all who practice in the often highly emotive family law jurisdiction. This pressure can be exacerbated by appointment."
Mr Andrew was a keen walker and disappeared after leaving his north Brisbane home early on Sunday to exercise.
The judge's Toyota HiLux was found about 2pm the same day.
Dozens of police officers, emergency services personnel and volunteers scoured dense, hilly bush around the Enoggera Reservoir during the past three days.
They were joined by members of the defence force on Thursday as the search area was expanded.
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