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Police confirm body found in Kew East is that of missing trans woman

Bridget Flack Memorial
Via LGBTI Rights Australia: A tall grey wall, spray painted on the lower half of the wall in large purple letters is “RIP BRIGIDA FLACK.” Garfield peers out between the P and the B. A transgender flag can be seen after the K

The search is over for Bridget Flack the beloved Melbourne trans woman who went missing two weeks ago. Victoria Police have confirmed that the body found in brushland is that of missing Melbourne trans woman Bridget Flack.

Flack’s remains were found by a member of the community at Willsmere-Chandler Park in Kew East about 5 pm on Friday, according to

The 28-year-old woman had been staying with a school friend and colleague in Carlton in the weeks before her disappearance.

According to qnews,au police were not treating the circumstances of her death as suspicious.

Bridget’s sister thanked everyone for their help.

Bridget Flack
Bridget Flack

A friend of Bridget asked that we take a moment and read some of her poetry as this is what she would have wanted. Bridget’s writings can be found on her blog “Broken Machines”.
Here is one that I found to be especially profound to me.

“I plan to learn everything I can, then forget it and start over”

“I went for a walk to see some tall buildings that I had not seen in months. I knew them well and was not unused to their scale, but I felt somehow smaller than before, or they larger. Novelty is a great thief of scale, and there is no great difference between things we have never seen and things we have forgotten.”

This is one of many Bridget wrote. Perhaps you might find one that affects you too.

If you are having a tough time and need support:
QLife 1800 184 527 3pm-midnight in your state (support & information for our communities)
Lifeline 13 11 14 (24 hour)
Suicide Callback Service 1300 659 467 (24 hour)

Rest In Peace Bridget Flack

Kelli Busey
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender