The search continues for a Staten Island doctor who went missing nearly two weeks ago, as police say they are working without any surveillance video showing the doctor’s last known location.
Dr. Tamara Saukin, a family practitioner with took a temporary leave from her work as a family practitioner in October, vanished on the morning of November 8, after she had been walking with her mother in Cloves Lake Park. According to SILive.co,. Saukin’s mother told police that she had decided to go back to the car, while Saukin chose to keep walking in the park.
A law enforcement official from NYPD’s 120th precinct on Staten Island told CrimeOnline on Monday that investigators are conducting daily searches for Saukin, and said that police have not ruled out any possibilities, though they have found no evidence of foul play. Two Staten Island residents told CrimeOnline that they saw police, along with what appeared to be search dogs, in the park on Saturday afternoon, and that one officer appeared to taken an item away from a search area.
On Tuesday, an NYPD spokesperson told SILive.com that investigators had attempted to obtain surveillance video of the park, presumably from the morning of Saukin’s disappearance, but were not successful. The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for further clarification.
SILive.com obtained a letter that Saukin reportedly sent to patients in October, announcing her temporary leave. She also made an announcement on her practice’s Facebook page, and replied to a question about her decision saying that she was dealing with unspecified family issues.
As of Tuesday, Saukin’s family have not spoken to the media about the 44-year-old woman’s disappearance.
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