Tragedy as missing librarian father-of-two is found dead in a suspected suicide – days after he vanished from home after saying goodbye to his wife
- Bruce Stewart, 44, said goodbye to his loving wife Melissa at his home in Ryde
- But he failed to show up for work at his high school in Sydney’s western suburbs
- Mrs Stewart said he contacted friends but did not answer her calls or texts
- His family have confirmed the father-of-two’s body has since been found
The body of a father-of-two has been found days after his wife launched a desperate plea to find him when he didn’t arrive at work.
Bruce James Stewart said goodbye to his wife Melissa about 7.30am on Monday.
But the librarian never made it to the high school in Sydney’s western suburbs where he worked.
His family have confirmed the 44-year-old’s body was found on Wednesday in Hornsby, on Sydney’s upper north shore, putting an end to the days-long search.
Bruce Stewart, 44, said goodbye to his loving wife Melissa (pictured together) then left his Ryde home in his blue Holden Astra sedan at around 7.30am
Mrs Stewart previously said he contacted friends after leaving home in his blue Holden Astra sedan, but was not answering her calls.
‘He made brief contact with some close friends before not responding to any calls or messages, which is very, very unlike him,’ she told the Sydney Morning Herald.
‘We are distraught. He is our world, a devoted father and husband, adored by all who know him, and we are desperate to find him.’
Police said his family were initially concerned for his welfare ‘due to his current mental state’.
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Police said his family are concerned for his welfare ‘due to his current mental state’