A man’s body was found and recovered by police in the Avon Gorge. Bristolin the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Although formal identification has not yet taken place, Avon and Somerset Police said they had updated the family of missing 31-year-old Joseph Day.
Kelsey Mulcahy, Mr Day’s partner, had traveled to London from her home in Clifton, Bristol on Saturday. She said she texted him until 9.30pm when he suddenly stopped replying.
Ms Mulcahy has described the behavior as exceptionally out of character for Mr Day.
“I can’t stress enough how out of character this is for him,” she said Bristol Live.
“We’ve been together for five years, he wouldn’t do that to me, we have a very happy relationship, we were both looking forward to going to Bath today.
“I’m scared something happened.”
A statement from Avon and Somerset Police said: “In the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 3 May) police found and recovered the body of a man in Avon Gorge, Bristol.
“While the formal identification has not yet taken place, we have updated the family of missing 31-year-old Joseph Day.
“Our hearts go out to them and we thank them for their patience while the investigation into the circumstances of his death continues.
“We ask the public to avoid speculation and to respect the privacy of Joseph’s family at this time.”
Mr Day and Ms Mulcahy reportedly moved to Clifton from New Zealand in January and don’t have many friends in Bristol.
According to Bristol Live, Ms Mulcahy’s friends have traveled from London to help find him.
The 31-year-old was a former cameraman for the New Zealand broadcasterTVNZ. Josh Tasman-Jones, a close friend of Mr Day, told his former colleagues that he and many others were “shaken” by his disappearance.
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