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Vigil held for Portage teacher missing for two weeks

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jun 01, 2017

PORTAGE, Mich. - Police are still looking for tips in finding Theresa Lockhart, a Schoolcraft teacher who's been missing for two weeks. Her car was found at a Park & Ride in Portage, a few miles from her home.

She was last seen the night of May 18. She worked out at a local fitness center around 5:00pm and returned home. Text messages between her and her family were posted later in the evening but no one has heard from her since 10:00pm.

"We were first notified by the school administration on Saturday of the missing [person]." said Deputy Chief John Blue with the Portage Police Department. "Once that was determined it was uncharacteristic and so forth, the investigation started to expand from there."

At this point, police said they've conducted four ground searches, including a canine trek, and only found her car at the Park & Ride on Angling and Center Roads.

Her former parish, St. Mary Magdelen in Kentwood, is holding a vigil for her Thursday night.

If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Lockhart, please call 269-343-2100.