Body believed to be missing GP's
Published 15/11/2013 | 16:41
The body of a woman found in grassland is believed to be that of a missing GP who had been suffering from post-natal depression, police have said.
Mother-of-two Elizabeth Kinston was last seen on November 1 after leaving her home in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire Police today said they believed a woman's body found on grassland in Enterprise Way in the Dunkirk area of Nottingham on Thursday afternoon was that of Mrs Kinston.
Post-mortem tests have been conducted but the results are expected to take several weeks.
The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time, a force spokesman said.
The 37-year-old had been on maternity leave following the birth of her second child in January.
Police have said she was known to have been battling with post-natal depression since the birth.
Officers searching for the missing mother discovered the body on grassland near Enterprise Way at 12.25pm on Thursday.
The find came after emotional appeals were made by Mrs Kinston's husband David and her sister Charlotte for her to return home.
Police also released CCTV of Mrs Kinston's movements on the day she went missing in a bid to trace the missing doctor.
Detective Inspector Kev Broadhead, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Formal identification has yet to be confirmed, but at this stage we do believe we have found Elizabeth. It's a tragic conclusion to the inquiry and one we were all desperately hoping we would not have to face.
"On behalf of the force and of Elizabeth's family I would like to thank the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who helped in the search for Elizabeth, whether by sharing appeals on social media, distributing posters or getting out on the streets to search.
"It's been an unprecedented response and something I know her family would like to give heartfelt thanks for. It has given them incredible strength through these difficult days.
"We ask that you now allow them to digest this most distressing news. David's priority will be his two little girls and getting them through this. We are supporting them during this difficult time."