Updated: Tragic news in the search for missing Dad Nick Eade


Nick Eade has not been seen since Nov 26





Updated: In tragic news Nick Eade’s body has been found on a Sydney beach.

Police were called to Manly’s Shelly Beach about 5pm on Sunday after a member of the public found his body.

On Monday afternoon, a Facebook page run by his family thanked the community for their support.

“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.

Police do not believe the death was suspicious.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

If you or anyone close to you needs help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14



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She set a table lit with candles.

She knew he’d be late but she waited up anyway.

Dinner for two while their baby daughter slept peacefully.

She waited deep into the night. Waited and waited.

But he never showed up.

Front-page newspaper headlines, dedicated Facebook pages, headline TV news bulletins and still no word.


On November 26 Nick Eade, 37, left his Dee Why home and headed to work as a producer on Channel 7’s Fast Ed cooking show at the Channel Seven Eveleigh studios in Sydney.

He sent his wife Trish a message at lunchtime “I had a good food meeting, actually it was prob the best one i’ve done to date … won’t be able to get out by 5.30-6 tonight sorry. Love you heaps xx.”

Trish, a cook book author and stylist who’d met her husband through their work put Ruby their two-year old daughter to bed in anticipation of her husband’s arrival home.

That dinner was never eaten.

On December 9, there was some activity on a bank card around Brookvale, but police have yet to access closed circuit television pictures to verify it was Eade operating his account.

A day later his silver-blue Toyota Corolla station wagon was found at Cremorne with parking tickets dating back at least a week, his mobile phone inside.

‘‘Originally, I thought he might have been mugged in Redfern but the car was found. I’m now thinking maybe he had some depression. I really wish I knew the answers.’’ she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

The Facebook page they have launched to help find Nick pleads with posters to look around their local pub, the beach or RSL.

Trish says he was a devoted father to Ruby – and his two daughters from a previous marriage.

Trish posted to Facebook the anguish her and her daughter were going through, “Our poor little Ruby is crying in her sleep” she wrote.


In their search his wife and family distributed “Missing” posters featuring his distinctive tattoos and his larrikin grin. They also actively sought out media appearances and publicity to spread the word.

“None of this makes any sense.” Trish told News Limited.

“He had such a wonderful relationship with Ruby, with me, with his whole family,” she said.

“There was no indication anything was wrong.”

“We worked together so we are extremely close and I would have known if something was worrying him.”

She just hoped he just needed some time out by himself and will come home.

His wife Trish and daughter Ruby

The Facebook page is inundated – from messages of support, to offers from psychics, to potential sightings.

His wife just wants him to come home.

Her last post on the page says, “Weekends, are just not the same without your husband and father of your child, by your side

I thought with all the media, he would be home safe by now

Where are you Nick?

Come home xxxxxxxx “


If you or anyone close to you needs help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14