Nick Eade: Dead Body Found on Shelly Beach in Sydney

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
December 30, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Nick Eade, a missing father, was found dead on Sydney’s Shelly Beach more than a month after he mysteriously went missing after sending a text message to his wife that he would be late home from work.

Eage, a 37-year-old Dee Why resident and father of three, worked as a producer on Channel 7.

“Love you heaps xx,” he told his wife Trish Heagerty after telling her he would be working late on November 26.

His car and cell phone were found abandoned in Cremorne on December 10, reported the Daily Telegraph.

A local found Eade’s body on Sunday the beach and called police.

A coroner is looking at the body to determine the cause of death. 

His disappearance prompted the formation of Strike Force Annie, which investigated where he could have gone to, including reports of him in various parts of Sydney, including on the northern beaches.

A Facebook page run by Eade’s family is being shut down.

“We will be closing the page down but wanted to say thanks to this amazing community and everyone that has been involved; for your sharing and caring and reaching out with your prayers and kind wishes,” the post said.

His wife earlier in the month said that the disappearance was out of character and that the family was incredibly worried.

”We love him very much and we are very concerned for his health and welfare,” she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“It doesn’t make any sense.”

Asked if Eade was hiding, Heagerty said she didn’t know but didn’t think so. “I just feel like he might be ashamed if he’s been away for too long, but I just want to put out there that we all miss him so much, and we just want him home,” she said.


Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.