Search for missing man ends in tragedy

Missing Aireys Inlet man Gregory Lee was found dead this weekend.

By Luke Voogt

An Aireys Inlet man who went missing on Thursday has been found dead, according to police.

“The body of a 59-year-old man was located on a private property in Aireys Inlet this afternoon,” Victoria Police said in a statement on Saturday.

Gregory Lee, 59, left his Distillery Creek Road home about 11.45am on Thursday to go shopping and had not been seen since, police said on Friday.

Police and Mr Lee’s family had held concerns for his welfare, as he had a medical condition requiring medication he did not have on him when he left.

Officers conducted patrols of the surrounding area and released an image of Mr Lee but had been unable to locate him, police said at the time.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following his death.

“The matter is not being treated as suspicious,” police said.

“We thank the community for their assistance.”

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