Tragic end to the search for young man, 23, as his body is found in a shopping centre AIR-DUCT seven weeks after he vanished
- Dylan Bartlett was missing for seven weeks when his body was found on Monday
- His body was found in the air-duct of a toilet at a shopping centre in Adelaide
- SA Police said they are unsure why Mr Bartlett’s body was in the air-duct
The search for a 23-year-old who had been missing for seven weeks has ended in tragedy.
The body of Dylan Bartlett was found in a shopping centre toilet block air-duct on Monday at 4.40pm in southern Adelaide.
Mr Bartlett was last seen on the morning of September 9 at his home in Noarlunga Downs – 30km from Adelaide.
Police were called to Noarlunga Centre at around 4.40pm on Monday after a body was found in a toilet block’s air duct.
Police identified the body as belonging to the young man in a statement on Wednesday.
The body of Dylan Bartlett (pictured) was found in a shopping centre toilet block air-duct on Monday at 4.40pm in southern Adelaide
South Australia Police said they are unsure why Mr Bartlett’s body was in the air-duct.
However, they are not treating the death as suspicious.
Mr Bartlett’s stepfather Troy Wisman was seen laying flowers at the scene.
‘Yesterday I got a phone call and that was it, he was found,’ he told Nine News.
He broke down in tears as he continued to speak of his stepson.
‘I don’t think he was trying to break in, I think he was hiding,’ Mr Wisman said.
He said that was just his opinion and the investigation is ongoing.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.
Mr Bartlett’s body was found in an air-duct (pictured) after he was missing for seven weeks
Mr Bartlett’s stepfather Troy Wisman (pictured) was seen laying flowers at the sight of where the 23-year-old’s body was found