Ind. doctor's 2011 disappearance now a cold case

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 8:22 AM

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) -- The 2011 disappearance of a northwestern Indiana doctor who's presumed dead has become a cold case police actively investigate only when they get tips.
 
   Seventy-two-year-old ophthalmologist Promila Mehta-Paul was last seen on March 21, 2011, in a surveillance video showing her making a deposit at a Highland bank.
 
   Munster police Detective Sgt. Ray Schweitzer tells The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/ZGx3HG ) that two years after her disappearance the agency now only actively investigates the case when tips come in, usually from other police agencies.
 
   Authorities say Mehta-Paul's eldest son remains the primary person of interest in the case. Forty-year-old Paul M. Fontaine is serving a prison term until April 2014 on forgery charges stemming from when he tried to sell his mother's car six months after she disappeared.
 

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