THE brother of deceased missing man Shaun Black has described him as a down-to earth man who always had a smile.
Police found Mr Black’s body in Woottating, 67km east of Perth, two weeks ago, after he was reported missing on April 10. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
His brother Gavin said Shaun was a “happy go lucky” man who had close relationship with his parents, who live in Gosnells.
“He was a hard-working bloke, always had a smile when he came down here to see mum or dad, |always making jokes,” he said.
“He had a very close relationship with our parents. He lived in Southern Cross but quite often he’d pop down to get a few things for work and come in to say hi.”
Mr Black said his family was mourning his brother’s death but glad they finally had answers.
“The family is glad we found him. We’re not thinking: ‘When is this all going to end’,” he said.
“It’s been hard but the funeral surprised me quite a bit because a massive crowd turned up for him.
“He had a lot of friends, I didn’t realise how many people cared about him.”
Mr Black urged people who had been dealing with mental health issues like his brother had to reach out for help.
“Talk to someone, have a conversation, don’t keep it to yourself,” he said.
“If you’re struggling, speak with a loved one or go and see a doctor. You’ve got to talk to someone.”
If you or someone you know is in need of help, call Lifeline |on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.|org.au/gethelp.