Police confirm body found on the beach is Chelsie Dack

Family’s heartbreak as police confirm body found washed up on the beach in Suffolk is missing estate agent Chelsie Dack

  • Norfolk Police revealed that the body found on Monday was that of Chelsie Dack 
  • The positive identification was made during a post mortem carried out yesterday
  • Officers say her death is unexplained, but there are no suspicious circumstances

The family of estate agent Chelsie Dack have received the heartbreaking confirmation that her body was washed up on a beach.

Norfolk Police revealed today that the body found on Monday evening at Sizewell, Suffolk, had been identified as 23-year-old Chelsie of Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk.

The positive identification was made during a post mortem carried out yesterday by a Home Office pathologist.

Police have not revealed the result of the post mortem, but it is believed that Chelsie drowned after throwing herself into the sea on the night she disappeared three-weeks-ago.

Officers say that her death remains unexplained, but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Norfolk Police revealed today that the body found on Monday evening at Sizewell, Suffolk, had been identified as 23-year-old Chelsie of Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk 

Michael Smith, Senior Branch Manager at Howards estate agency in Lowestoft, Suffolk, where Chelsie was a trainee negotiator, paid tribute to her after her body was found

He said: ‘Our beautiful friend and colleague, Chelsie, has been finally returned to her loving family and we truly hope that everyone that knew and loved her can take some solace from their grief knowing she has come ‘home’.

‘Chelsie was also a member our ”work” family; from the day she started, she lit up our office with her infectious enthusiasm and outgoing personality.

‘She brought the piece of jigsaw that completed us, that made each day a joy and a pleasure to be part of, and with her passing there is now a heart-shaped piece missing.

‘There is only one word that sums up our lost friend and to anybody that had the pleasure of speaking to her they would know that word is PERFECT.

‘Rest in peace, Chelsie. Love from everyone at Howards in Lowestoft and the wider Spicerhaart family.’

Chelsie who also worked as a part time nail technician was reported by friends to be missing from her flat in the High Street of Gorleston-on-Sea in the early hours of April 20.

A huge police hunt was launched for her involving police and coastguard helicopters, dog units and volunteers from Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue.

More than 13,000 people joined a Find Chesie Dack group on Facebook and her friends and relatives distributed scores of missing person posters asking for any information.

Great Yarmouth Policing Commander, Superintendent Mike Britton disclosed three days after she disappeared that ‘the most likely scenario is that she has entered the water.’

Volunteers from Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue combed the beach at Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, in search of the missing 23-year-old in April

Police and volunteers searching along the beach for Chelsie after she was reported missing

He said CCTV evidence showing she had walked towards the town’s seafront and the mouth of the River Yare.

Chelsie’s mobile phone was also found by a member of the public on the town’s pier and there was also no sign of her using her bank accounts or social media since disappearing.

Her body was found by a member of the public at 8pm on Monday evening on the beach at Sizewell, around 25 miles south of Gorleston.

A Norfolk Police statement said: ‘The body of a woman found washed up on Sizewell beach has, pending formal inquest proceedings, been identified as that of Chelsie Dack.

‘A Home Office post mortem held yesterday (Wednesday 13 May) identified the body of the 23-year-old from Gorleston who went missing in the early hours of April 20 after leaving her home on the High Street.

‘Chelsie’s family have been informed and a file is being prepared for the coroner.’

Chelsie’s family who described her as ‘caring and beautiful’ told after her disappearance that they had only a ‘glimmer of hope’ that she was still alive and they believed she had killed herself.

Norfolk Police revealed today that the body found on Monday evening at Sizewell, Suffolk, had been identified as 23-year-old Chelsie of Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk 

Emma Halls, an administrator of the Find Chelsie Dack group, posted a message on behalf of the family at the time, saying: ‘It’s with a very deep heart that we need to let you all know that (it) is strongly believed Chelsie has taken her own life.

‘The family are together and heartbroken, they are overwhelmed by all the support and love from friends, family and the community.’

Chelsie’s mother Dawn Howell who also lives in Gorleston-on-Sea also posted the message on her own Facebook page.

She added in an earlier post: ‘We are totally heartbroken. So out of character she is just the loveliest caring and beautiful young lady.’

Mrs Howell told the Eastern Daily Press: ‘I cannot get my head around this. It’s very out of the ordinary as she is the most bubbliest person.

‘She really is so happy and cheerful. I’ve got no idea at all why she might have gone missing.’

Mrs Howell said she did not believe that her daughter had become depressed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

She added: ‘I don’t think it was anything to do with that. She was happy. We just don’t understand it.’

But Chelsie admitted in a Facebook post on March 28 that she found the coronavirus paramedic ‘scarier by the day.’

She wrote: ‘I really underestimated this current situation, and I never really make a Facebook post but I wanted too tonight.

‘I don’t watch the news because I think it makes me feel worse but I see things and read about them online and it gets scarier by the day.

‘I think everyone is going through something at the moment even if it means just being lonely for a second.

‘I hope all of my friends and family are safe, and I hope everyone is keeping well.

‘I am only a message away if anyone ever wants a chat, these times only make you think about what is important.’

Chelsie showed no sign of being under stress in her last Facebook post just hours before she disappeared when she thanked a person who had found her missing driving licence in the street and posted it back to her.

Earlier in the day she also posted two selfies of herself smiling and sticking her tongue out, prompting her mother to reply ‘Beautiful’.

The Find Chelsie Dack page was archive don Facebook after her body was found.

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