Yet another cancer doctor has been found dead, this time in a Norfolk village in the UK.
The body of Dr Nadeera De Silva who had been reported missing since Monday, was discovered on a patch of land at Old Buckenham, near Attleborough, on Thursday
Dr De Silva was a clinical researcher at the MRC Cancer Unit linked to the University of Cambridge and an honorary specialist at Cambridge University Hospitals.
Despite the fact that he was found dead in a field by a passerby and the fact that the autopsy was inconclusive, the police have said that Dr De Silva’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
Dr De Silva, 34, who lived in Stacksford, near Old Buckenham, was a clinical researcher at the MRC Cancer Unit linked to the University of Cambridge.
On behalf of the cancer unit, a university spokesman said: “He was a caring and skilful oncologist and, in the third year of his PhD, was already making a great contribution to cancer research, investigating new methods for blood monitoring and treatment for cancer of the oesophagus.
“He was above all, a valued colleague and friend who had an open, kind and generous personality and a wonderful laugh. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
“He will be greatly missed.”