Sydney doctor, 36, found dead days after vanishing from work

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Police have found the body of a popular Sydney doctor who went missing over the weekend after she left work.

Dr Eza Lau, 36, was last seen leaving the Myhealth centre at a shopping centre in Ryde at around 4pm on August 28 in a black BMW.

Police started investigating her disappearance after she could not be contacted. Her family were concerned given her behaviour was out of character.

On Tuesday night at around 10pm, NSW Police confirmed Dr Lau's body had been found at Huntleys Point. Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Pictured is Sydney doctor Eza Lau, 36, was found dead after she was reported missing on Sunday.
Sydney doctor Eza Lau, 36, was found dead after she was reported missing on Sunday. Source: NSW Police

Doctor leaves behind husband and daughter

Dr Lau's husband Paolo spoke with the Sydney Morning Herald on the condition of only being identified by his first name. He said his wife had never done anything like this before.

“It is totally random. I have absolutely no clue,” Paolo said, admitting she was always very busy.

Paolo last saw Dr Lau on the day she disappeared, at around 7am that morning as she was heading off to work, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Pictured is Huntleys Point om Sydney's lower north shore
Dr Eza Lau's body was located at Huntleys Point on Tuesday night. Source: Google Maps

The two met eight years ago in Sydney after Paolo moved to Australia from Italy. They had been married for four years and the couple has a three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

Dr Lau completed her medical degree at Melbourne University in 2010. She then did her postgraduate training at Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals, her My Health Top Ryde profile says.

On Wednesday the medical practice shared a post to Facebook, notifying patients of Dr Lau's passing.

"Dr Eza was an outstanding doctor and a beautiful person in and out. She was well-loved by all patients, doctors & staff, and has given so much to the broader community," the post said.

Dr Eza Lau worked at a medical centre in Top Ryde. The practice said she was
Dr Eza Lau worked at a medical centre in Top Ryde. The practice said she was "a beautiful person in and out". Source: Facebook

"Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to her family and those who were close to her. Dr Eza was an important and valued member of the Myhealth Top Ryde team and will be greatly missed."

The practice was closed on Wednesday.

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