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Former NRL Player Chad Robinson Found Dead

He went missing in November.

22/12/2016 5:36 PM AEDT | Updated 22/12/2016 5:39 PM AEDT
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Chad Robinson, pictured here with his sister Monique Brennan, went missing in November

Former NRL player Chad Robinson has been found dead. He was 36.

Robinson, who played 159 games for the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters, went missing from his Kellyville, Sydney, home on November 26, after leaving the house without his shoes, wallet or phone.

Family and friends made an emotional plea for his return. They included Paul Gallen, who in September captained the Cronulla Sharks to their first NRL premiership.

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

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But on Thursday afternoon, a body was found by electricity workers in a car in Kenthurst in Sydney's northwest, about 13 km from Kellyville.

The body has not yet been formally identified but is believed to be that of Robinson. Police issued a brief statement saying there are no suspicious circumstances.

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