Fehintola Omidele, Missing Houston Doctor, Found Safe in El Campo, 60 Miles Away.

Fehintola Omidele
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According to local news reports, Fehintola Omidele a 25 year-old pediatrics resident at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, was reported missing after she failed to report to work last Monday. She was last seen by her family on Sunday night, after dinner time. A search at her apartment revealed that she had left behind her cell phone but her car was missing. News of Fehintola being missing spread rapidly throughout several social media platforms.

According to recent reports, the young doctor was found safe in El Campo, Texas, approximately 60 miles from her home. The Houston Chronicle reports,

Fehintola “FT” Omidele borrowed a phone from an employee at a Wal-Mart Super Center in Wharton County to tell her sister, Shayo, where she was, according to accounts.

“From what I know, she is OK. I have not talked to her since she telephoned her sister who went down to pick her up,” her father, Segun Omidele, an oil company engineer, said late Sunday afternoon.

The family also issued a statement,

“We are truly grateful for all the support and love everyone has shown over the past week, and we are overwhelmed with the efforts put forth by friends, family and everyone involved,” the statement said.

Houston Police spokesman John Cannon said authorities would know more about the reasons behind her strange disappearance once they had an opportunity to interview her Monday. “Right now it’s a family matter,” he said. “We’re clueless as to what happened.”