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Essex Police have confirmed that the body, found earlier this week in Gloucester Park lake, is that of Jack Morrad. Jack died at aged 28. Following a post-mortem examination, it was confirmed that Jack had drowned in the lake.
He had been missing since Sunday 23rd December 2018, after not returning home following a night out in Southernhay, Basildon.
Jack’s family have made a statement, saying the following:
“It is impossible to describe Jack in a couple of sentences.
“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.”
Our thoughts are with Jack’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
Rest in Peace, Jack Morrad.