Logan Losurdo, 20, found dead three months after going missing

The body of a popular former school vice-captain has been found more than three months after he went missing.

Logan Losurdo, 20, from Magenta on the NSW Central Coast, has not been heard from since November 26.

He was last seen on Wilfred Barrel Drive around 1.15am, according to a Facebook page dedicated to finding the young man.

His shoes and jacket were later found at a nearby beach.

The social media account, which features frequent searches for Mr Losurdo, announced on Monday night that a body found on the shoreline of nearby Soldier’s Beach, Norah Head, on March 10 belongs to the 20-year-old.

Logan Losurdo, 20, from Magenta on the NSW Central Coast, and a missing poster with his picture.
Logan Losurdo, 20, from Magenta on the NSW Central Coast, has not been heard from since November 26. Source: Facebook/Looking for Logan

“The police have identified him. Heartbroken is not the word,” the post reads.

“We will miss you forever Loags, your face and your special mind, your smile and the way you took every single challenge you were ever faced with and tried to change it for the absolute better.”

NSW Police confirmed to Yahoo News Australia on Tuesday the human remains located on the beach have been identified.

“Police have since confirmed the remains to be those of a 20-year-old man, who was last seen in the Magenta area on the Central Coast in November 2021,” a spokesperson said.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.

Logan Losurdo, 20, smiling and holding beers.
Mr Losurdo's body was found on a beach on March 10. Source: Facebook/Looking for Logan

Hundreds of grieving friends and community members have taken to social media to share their devastation over Mr Losurdo's death.

"So so sad I had everything crossed for a very different outcome," one woman said.

"What an amazing young man you were and you are so loved," another wrote.

Young man speaks about rough upbringing

Just days after Mr Losurdo went missing, an old video of the then 17-year-old senior at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College winning the AVID Australia Student Speaker competition went viral.

The “proud Indigenous young man’s” 2018 emotional speech about his unstable childhood drew a standing ovation from the crowd of 500 teachers.

He said he was born “into a life that was complex” and “anything but stable”.

“My brothers and I were exposed to things on a daily basis that no young person should be,” he said.

“Things like drug abuse, domestic violence, serious criminal activity, police raids, family and community services visits, these were just the norm for our family.

“I really only knew two modes of operation — fighting or running. I learnt very early on that those two things could save you.”

Mr Losurdo said his life changed when he was placed into a new home with a teacher turned carer at the age of 12.

“For me it has been the teachers like the ones before me today that have made the ultimate difference in my life. One of them believed in me and my brothers so much that he gave us a home and a family,” he said.

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