Tragic end to mammoth hunt for missing Judge Guy Andrew who disappeared into ...

Judge Andrew last seen leaving his home in Brisbane's north early Sunday morning heading toward Mt Coot-tha, where he takes his morning walk

Judge Andrew last seen leaving his home in Brisbane's north early Sunday morning heading toward Mt Coot-tha, where he takes his morning walk

The body of a 55-year-old man has been discovered by police during a search for a high profile judge who went missing in bushland on Sunday. 

Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew, 55, was last seen leaving his home in Brisbane's north early on Sunday morning heading toward Mt Coot-tha, where he regularly goes on morning walks.

His car was found at 2pm on Monday next to bushland at Dillon Rd, The Gap, but he has not been seen since. 

The body is believed to be that of Judge Andrew, but it has not yet been formally identified.  

Queensland on Thursday night confirmed a body had been found, and it is understood to have been in dense bushland. 

The Australian Defence Force were called in to assist in the desperate search Judge Andrew. 

Brisbane barrister Robin Slade Jones said he believes Judge Andrew may have travelled up to 150km from The Gap, where his Toyota Hilux was found on Monday.

'By now he will be hungry, thirsty and exhausted,' he told The Courier-Mail.

'He set off not wanting to be found. He did not take his phone or wallet. Guy might be just off the beaten track.'

Queensland Police Service said it has pulled in 'sufficient resources for the operation.'

Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew (pictured) has gone missing sparking a widespread search after his car was found abandoned on the side of the road

Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew (pictured) has gone missing sparking a widespread search after his car was found abandoned on the side of the road

Australian Defence Force members joined Queensland Police and specialist mountain rescue teams to search for Judge Andrew (pictured on Thursday morning at Mount Coot-tha)

Australian Defence Force members joined Queensland Police and specialist mountain rescue teams to search for Judge Andrew (pictured on Thursday morning at Mount Coot-tha)

'Search efforts have included Polair, dive squad, police on foot and on bikes, State Emergency Services volunteers and other external agencies along with a large community effort,' a QPS

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