Police search for missing Munster doctor

2011-03-26T18:30:00Z 2011-03-27T00:19:18Z Police search for missing Munster doctorBy Kathleen Quilligan kathleen.quilligan@nwi.com, (219) 662-5331 nwitimes.com

MUNSTER | Police are looking for Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul, an ophthalmologist, who didn't show up for work Tuesday at her medical office on Kennedy Avenue in Highland.

Munster and Highland police are conducting a joint investigation into her disappearance. Mehta-Paul, 70, was last seen Monday at her office, but she didn't return to work Tuesday despite having appointments scheduled for the day, Munster police said in a news release. She also did not notify her staff she would not be at work on Tuesday.

Mehta-Paul's family and co-workers have not heard from her since Monday, which they said is unusual. Police checked her Munster home and said it appeared she hadn't been in the building for several days.

Mehta-Paul is a white woman of Indian descent. She is about 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 130 pounds, has brown eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information about where Mehta-Paul is or anyone who may have seen her since Monday is asked to call the Munster Police Department at (219) 836-6600 or the Highland Police Department at (219) 838-3181.

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