Feds Converge On Home Of Missing Eye Doc In Munster, Ind.

MUNSTER, Ind. (CBS/WBBM) – FBI officials on Friday were at the home of a Munster, Ind. eye doctor who disappeared with little trace more than a month ago.

FBI agents and evidence technicians were at the home of Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul for several hours. Technicians were also seen entering a home across the street.

If there are new developments in the case, police aren’t saying so.  They tell Newsradio 780 that they’re “taking another look.”

Paul, 70, was reported missing after she didn’t arrive for work at her clinic on Kennedy Avenue in Highland, Ind. on March 22.

Promila Mehta-Paul

Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul of Munster, Ind., is missing. (Credit: Munster Police)

She and her ex-husband have been divorced since 1995, but were still fighting over assets in court at the time she disappeared. And her 38-year-old son, who had been staying with the doctor before she disappeared, has  been arrested for battery, public intoxication and DUI.

Neighbor Dale Mendoza described Paul as a “lovely lady.”

“I hope everything goes well for this family,” he told CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.  “I think there’s something that’s going to be resolved.”

An FBI spokesperson says the Lake County, Ind. Prosecutor’s Office and Munster police asked for assistance from the federal agency.

  • Watching2011

    She gone ! The drunken son has something to do with it.

    • Hoosier

      I can’t believe you would say something like that about the family during this terrible time. Have some decency.

  • Tina

    We all are praying for this dear doctor to be found. May be thusband is guilty.. we do not know. But the money and the house and the divorce ussually are the ones that make peiople do thingts that others do no even think of doing it.
    Please God, help this poor doctor to be found and if she is in glory land then His will be done. How coujld a son kill her mother? That is really strange. God said do not murder… love your neighbor… and care for the lost. If only they knew the word of God this never could have happened.

  • Chariena Burchett

    I’m a former patient of the husband. He was my pediatrician when I was a child through early adulthood, and I find it hard to believe that the husband had anything to do with her disappearance. I hope he doesn’t The care he took with his patients, i find it hard to believe he had anything to do with it. He is a respected member of the community just as she was.

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