The Indian-origin dentist in Sydney Preethi Reddy who went missing since last Sunday spurring a massive search and lookout on social media by concerned family members has been found dead on Tuesday, March 5.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported a short while ago that the Australian Police have found the body of Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy stuffed in a suitcase in a car parked in an eastern Sydney street.
Dr Reddy went missing on Sunday morning shortly after she called her family to say she was heading home.
Police had earlier disseminated images of both Dr Reddy and her missing grey Volkswagen Golf in an effort to find her.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, the police found the body of Ms Reddy in a car parked in Strachan Lane in Kingsford at around 9.30pm on Tuesday.
Preethi Reddy's friends disseminated an image of her last seen at a fast food outlet in Sydney's CBD, which was widely circulated in the Telugu/Telangana community in New Zealand as well.
Dr Reddy, a dentist from Penrith, had driven her car to a dental conference in St Leonards, on the north shore, on Friday.
Meanwhile, SMH reported that CCTV footage showed Dr Reddy inside McDonald's at the Strand Arcade, in the Sydney CBD, about 2.15am on Sunday - Mardi Gras night - wearing a dark-green, long-sleeved top, black pants, and black ballet flats.
She then left the store alone and walked south on Market Street.
According to the social media post shared by her sister and further shared by many members of community in Auckland, the 32-year-old MS Reddy had spoken to her family on Sunday morning at about 11am, telling them she was planning on a late breakfast before heading home.
She was not seen or heard from since.
"At this stage we are unable to identify where she stayed on [the morning of Sunday 3rd] and whom she was with," a post on the Help Find Preethi Reedy Facebook reads.
Dr Reddy had been a dentist for ten years, according to a professional dentistry website, and is described as having a specific interest in children's dentistry. She was described as "highly professional yet friendly and approachable".