Joseph Day aged 31-year-old, who previously worked as a camera operator for New Zealand’s TVNZ network, had not responded to calls or messages since then.
At the time of his disappearance, Ms Mulcahy had been visiting friends in London, and the pair had been messaging each other until the conversation abruptly ended at around 8.45pm local time, when Mr Day stopped responding
Ms Mulcahy had asked her partner to pull down the blackout blinds in the home they had shared since January, when they relocated to the UK, and she received one final answer which made her fear the worst. “His reply was ‘will do’ and then he stopped responding but before that we were talking about how we were going to go to London in three weeks,” Ms Mulcahy told Nine Newspapers.
It is understood police did not launch a formal appeal until Monday, 24 hours after Ms Mulcahy reported her fiance as missing. Then, on Wednesday morning Australian time, Avon and Somerset Police confirmed the worst.
“In the early hours of this morning … Police located and recovered the body of a man in Avon Gorge, Bristol,” the statement reads. “While formal identification has not yet taken place, we have updated the family of missing 31-year-old Joseph Day.
Ms Mulcahy’s friends had travelled from London to help search for Mr Day, and the couple’s frantic parents had travelled to the UK from New Zealand to assist. The couple had planned to return to New Zealand to tie the knot at the end of the year.
Joseph disappeared from his home in the UK on Saturday night and has been found dead just hours after his mysterious final text was revealed. He had been living in the Clifton area of Bristol in the UK with his long-term partner Kelsey Mulcahy when he vanished without a trace over the weekend. May his soul rest in perfect peace.