Bridget Flack: police investigate whether body found in Melbourne is missing union worker

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Flack went missing 12 days ago and was last seen on Lygon Street in Carlton

A Facebook page, Have You Seen Bridget?, has been created to raise awareness about missing Melbourne woman Bridget Flack, 9 December 2020, Melbourne, Australia.
Victoria police are investigating whether a body found in Kew East is union worker Bridget Flack, who went missing 12 days ago.
Victoria police are investigating whether a body found in Kew East is union worker Bridget Flack, who went missing 12 days ago.
Australian Associated Press

First published on Fri 11 Dec 2020 16.35 EST

Victoria Police have confirmed that a body found in bushland is that of missing Melbourne woman Bridget Flack, who was reported missing two weeks ago.

Flack’s remains were found by a member of the community at Willsmere-Chandler Park in Kew East about 5pm on Friday.

Flack, 28, was last seen on Lygon Street on 30 November before telling a friend she was going for a walk at the Yarra Bend park. She never returned.

Flack had been staying with a school friend and colleague in Carlton in the weeks before her disappearance.

Her older sister, Angela Pucci Love, said their family was “forever indebted” to Melbourne’s LGBTIQ community and a Facebook group dedicated to finding the union worker and DJ.

“You have included us in her world without question or judgement and for that we are forever grateful,” Love posted on the group on Sunday.

“This network of amazing people ultimately led us to finding our beautiful girl and in turn meant we can put her beautiful body and soul to rest, and we too can begin to heal.”

Love said her sister’s legacy would be “just as fierce as she was”.

“No one on this earth deserves to feel less than worthy of an amazing life,” the 40-year-old said.

“From the day she came into my life 28 years ago I adored her. I will always adore her with every fibre of my being and will miss her every day.

“I will make sure that her niece, my daughter, always knows about Aunty Bridget and how special she was.”

Victoria Police said a Coroner’s report would be prepared.

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