Search for Sydney man who failed to return home from morning run

UPDATE: Police said in a statement that the body of a man was located just after 3pm on Thursday.


The search for the missing man has been suspended.

There appear to be no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for the coroner.


EARLIER: A search has been launched for a man who failed to return home from his regular early morning run in Sydney’s west on Thursday.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers are scouring the running route usually taken by Rhys Sutton, 26, around the suburban streets of Emu Plains and Leonay, near Penrith.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said Mr Sutton left his home on Jacob King Place in Emu Plains about 4.15am on Thursday.

The experienced runner usually returned home no later than 5.30am, before going to work later in the morning.

On Thursday, he did not return home from his run, and has not attended his workplace.

The police helicopter was circling Emu Plains on Thursday morning, while officers on dirt bikes and in a boat were also searching for him.

Mr Sutton is described as being about 180 centimetres tall with a thin build, and was last seen wearing running clothing, including black shorts.

Police said he had good geographical knowledge of Emu Plains and Leonay.

Anyone with information about Mr Sutton’s location has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. /*

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