Body of missing tourist Mathieu Petiot found in Blue Mountains

A body of a 24-year-old French national tourist reported missing from a hostel in Surry Hills was found in bushland at Katoomba on Wednesday.

Mathieu Petiot was reported missing on Monday, November 6 after he was seen leaving an Elizabeth Street hostel on Sunday. He later seen seen leaving Katoomba Railway Station just before 2.30pm on Monday.

Mr Petiot was carrying a dark grey and black-coloured backpack which was later located at the Echo Point lookout at Katoomba

He was found deceased in bushland at Katoomba on Wednesday, November 8 following an extensive search

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police appealed for help to find Mathieu Petiot, 24. Photo: NSW Police Force

Police appealed for help to find Mathieu Petiot, 24. Photo: NSW Police Force