Cancer Research Doctor Found Dead In Norfolk Village

Cancer Research Doctor Found Dead In Norfolk Village

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.

EDP reports:

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.”

Police in Doe Lane, Old Buckenham
Police in Doe Lane, Old Buckenham