TUCSON, Ariz. - The family of Elizabeth Breck is sharing new details about her disappearance.
The 46-year-old Tucson High teacher was last seen near Edwin and North Lago Del Oro Parkway in Pinal County more than a week ago. The sheriff's department currently has no leads.
Her brother, Christopher, spoke with KGUN9 about their search for answers.
"Completely out of character for her to just be off the radar for this extended period of time," Christopher said. "Or even a day."
Elizabeth checked herself into a treatment facility in Pinal County earlier this month for a 30-day trauma program, according to her brother.
"Everything seemed fine, that it was something that was going to be very beneficial for her. Just to get her back in the right frame of mind and continue on with her life," Christopher said. "And then she disappeared."
Elizabeth left the facility on foot, her brother says, leaving her car, cellphone, and other belongings at the facility. The Breck family does not want to reveal the name of the facility as the investigation is ongoing.
Christopher believes Elizabeth left with only her ID card and some cash on her.
In the past, Christopher says her sister would reach out to family, friends, and professionals for help. Before she checked into the facility, he says Elizabeth wasn't feeling like herself.
"My sister has had dealings with mental health in the past and she's never gone missing," Christopher said.
Initially, Christopher says the family thought Elizabeth went to see one of her daughters who live in other states, or a monastery in New York she visits yearly. But they say these scenarios are unlikely, because they have not heard from her.
Elizabeth is described as spiritual, outgoing, and very involved in the Buddhist community.
As the search continues, the Breck family is raising money for a private investigator, who may be able to find new leads.
If you have information, call 520-866-5111.