THE body of a man found at Ocean Shores yesterday was thought to be that of missing 70-year-old Brunswick Heads man Kevin Kirk, police said.
Police have been searching for Mr Kirk since January 20.
Mr Kirk was last seen walking a friend’s dog through the Ferry Reserve Caravan Park at Brunswick Heads on Monday, January 18.
The dog, a Staffordshire terrier, was found alive and well at Ocean Shores last Friday and has been returned to its owner.
Then, shortly before 1pm yesterday, a police dog found human remains and a number of personal items near Oola Place, at the southern end of Ocean Shores.
The dog had been brought in to search bushland around Ocean Shores on the eighth day of the search – 10 days after Mr Kirk went missing.
Although believed to be Mr Kirk, police said the body was still to be formally identified.
Police were not treating the death as suspicious.
Mr Kirk had lived at Brunswick Heads for at least five years and was well thought of by those who knew him.
LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads property management agent Zara Kellie, who found Mr Kirk’s home for him, this week described him as ‘a really sweet guy, really nice’.
“Everyone knows him and everyone likes him,” she said.
Others in the village have described Mr Kirk as a physically fit man who walked everywhere.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.