Tamara Saukin – Rotting body found in lake in search for missing doctor, 44 who ‘vanished without a trace’ after walk

A ROTTING body has been found in a lake in a search for a missing doctor who "vanished without a trace."

Tamara Saukin, 44, from Staten Island had been walking in Cloves Lake Park in Sunnyside, Queens on November 18 at 6.30am when she disappeared.


After frantically searching for the doctor, sources told the New York Post that her body was found floating in the park's lake on Wednesday morning.

The outlet reported that there were no signs of foul play.

Saukin's mom said that she was heading back to the car but her daughter wanted to continue her daily walkabout so they separated – and Saukin hasn't been seen since.

Speaking to Staten Island Live, an anonymous police source said Saukin "disappeared without a trace."

Cops said Saukin suffered from alcoholism and mental health problems and that daily walks with her family were part of her routine.

She temporarily withdrew from the Grant City practice on October 9 "due to unforeseen circumstances," according to a letter sent to her patients, which was obtained by SI Live.

That month, she reportedly changed her Facebook employment status to "self-employed".

When friends inquired what was going on, Saukin cited "family issues" and said "thanks much for asking."

The Post reported that the doctor had a history of suicidal thoughts, according to law enforcement sources.

Police had been searching the park for days and scuba divers were seen looking for any sign of her underwater while K-9 units scoured the surrounding wooded areas.

NYPD officers and helicopters were also seen in the vicinity throughout the week and along the shorelines as the search for the missing medic continued.

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