Breaking update: Police say the doctor has been found safe. No additional details were immediately provided by the NYPD.
Editorial note: The doctor’s name was removed from this story after she was found.
HARLEM, Manhattan — A 28-year-old doctor who’s a second-year resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital went missing this week after leaving her East Harlem apartment in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The doctor was seen carrying a large tote bag and wearing a gray coat and boots.
“We got information from security footage that the exact time of leaving was 1:15 a.m.” said one of the doctor’s friends.
That friend told PIX11 News that the doctor was living on First Avenue near 116th Street with her partner.
“They are the most loving couple,” the friend said.
The doctor’s partner spoke to PIX11 News by phone.
“I’m really hoping for the best,” they said. “I don’t have it in me to talk right now.”
The doctor is a resident in the psychiatry division of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which is affiliated with Cornell University.
The doctor’s partner alerted the police early Wednesday morning, after waking up and realizing the doctor wasn’t there.