A body believed to be of an elderly man who went missing from the New South Wales Central Coast a week ago has been located.
Bernard Anable, 82, went missing from his home on Rushby Street in Bateau Bay at 5pm on Tuesday, January 4, sparking a search for his whereabouts.
Tragically, almost exactly one week later, police have located a body in a dry creek bed in bushland near Cresthaven Avenue at Bateau Bay. The remains were located just after 2pm on Tuesday.
The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the missing man.
Last seen on CCTV footage
Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District commenced an investigation after Mr Anable went missing, which included extensive land and air searches and public appeals for assistance.
He was last seen on CCTV footage walking past a bottle shop on Entrance Road in the very early hours of Wednesday morning but no other sightings were reported after that.
Investigators urged business owners along The Entrance Road at Bateau Bay and in the surrounding area to view their available CCTV footage from Wednesday, January 5 2022 onwards for Mr Anable.
A crime scene has been established where the body was found and has been examined by specialist forensic investigators with a report to be prepared for the coroner.
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