Update: Search Continues For Staten Island Doctor Who Went Missing During Walk With Mother

Investigators continue to search by air, land and water for any sign of Dr. Tamara Saukin who disappeared on Staten Island in New York.

Tamara Saukin and some of the officers conducting the search [NYPD]

Tamara Saukin and some of the officers conducting the search [NYPD]

By: Michelle Sigona

UPDATE 12/4/20:

Sadly police have confirmed that they have found the remains of Tamara Saukin.

DCPI Spokesperson/Detective Sophia Mason tells CrimeFeed, "She (Saukin) has been identified as the woman that was recovered from Cloves Lake Park on Wednesday. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing."


Missing fliers are covering the area where a missing Staten Island doctor was last seen. According to the NYPD, Dr. Tamara Saukin disappeared on Nov. 18 during a walk with her mother in Clove Lakes Park. Helicopters in the air and search crews on the ground scoured the park over Thanksgiving weekend, but there's been no sign of Saukin. Drones were brought in this week to aid in the search.

Reports say the 44-year-old was out walking with her mother around 6:30 a.m. when she vanished. At some point her mother went to a vehicle and Saukin continued walking, reports add.

According to SI Live in a copy of a letter they received in October 2020, "Saukin held a family medicine practice in Grant City until Oct. 9, when “due to unforeseen circumstances,” she temporarily withdrew from the practice of medicine." The business website is no longer active.

The search for Tamara Saukin [NYPD]

The search for Tamara Saukin [NYPD]

On Saukin's Facebook page she cites "family issues" as a possible reason for withdrawing from her practice. One former patient wrote on Saukin's page, "Missing my doc. Praying for your safe return." Another connection to Saukin wrote, "God bless her.... she is such a wonderful person and doctor. I pray she’s ok."

Reports add that at this point there does not appear to be any signs of foul play and no activity on Saukin's cell phones or credit cards.

Photo: NYPD

Photo: NYPD

In 2015, SILive reported Saukin was involved in a serious accident outside of her home when her car rolled out of her driveway into another home. Saukin tried to stop the vehicle, but her leg was severely injured at the time.

Saukin stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing pink sneakers, black leggings and a brown jacket.

She's reportedly a retired national figure skater and former college track athlete.

If you know anything about this case, please contact: 800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips on Twitter.

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