The body of a woman found in Nottingham last week is that of missing GP Elizabeth Kinston.
Formal identification has now taken place and the 37-year-old’s relatives have been notified.
In a statement, her family gave thanks to all those who helped in the search.
They said: “We would like to thank all of our friends, her patients and members of the public who have offered support, love and well wishes during the last few weeks. A special thanks to the police, who worked tirelessly.
“Our beautiful Lizzie was found resting peacefully on Thursday 14th November.
“We love her so much and are so incredibly proud of everything she achieved during her wonderful life.
“An amazing mum, daughter, sister, wife and friend. We love you Lizzie.”
Elizabeth went missing from her Beeston home on Friday 1 November 2013. Over the next fortnight the appeal for her whereabouts was publicised by local and national media and shared hundreds of times on social networks.
The mother-of-two was found by officers on grassland near Enterprise Way, Dunkirk, just after noon on Thursday 14th November 2013.
The full results of a post-mortem examination may take several weeks but at this stage her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the Coroner.