Former NRL star found dead
The NRL has been rocked, after the dead body of former player Chad Robinson was found by electrical workers in a vehicle in Sydney’s west on Thursday.
Tradesmen working in the area located the silver Suburu Outback belonging to Chad, 36, situated at the bottom of a gorge in bushland at Kenthurst - just 13kms from his home where he went missing from almost a month ago.
Although police are still in the process of formally identifying the body, the father-of-two’s family confirmed the devastating news on the Facebook page which had been created to assist the search to find him.
Police are still trying to piece together Chad’s final movements.
The former Parramatta Eels star went missing from his home in Crestview Avenue, Kellyville on November 26.
The Hills Local Area Command had been investigating Chad’s disappearance for a number of weeks, after they had failed to locate him or his vehicle.
A number of NRL stars also led a widespread social media campaign, including Chad’s former teammate Paul Gallen and Footy Show star Beau Ryan.
I went to school with Chad, so I've known him for longer than most might think. The guy is tough. He's a fighter. But above all, he's a mate and I want to see him come home safe and sound. To show my support, I will be changing my profile picture to the one I've posted here. I encourage everyone to do the same. If we all do this, we can start something that ends with Chad's safe return. #letsfindchad
Numerous rugby league identities have taken to social media to share their condolences, including NRL chief Todd Greenberg
On behalf of all of us at the @NRL we send our condolences to the family of Chad Robinson-Hug your families & always look out for each other— Todd Greenberg (@Todd_Greenberg) December 22, 2016
Such devastating news about Chad Robinson. Thoughts are with friends and family!— Steve Turner (@SteveTurner84) December 22, 2016
Devastated. See you on the other side my friend, please know our thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.— Andy Raymond (@Andy_Raymond) December 22, 2016
RIP Chad Robinson.