Relatives have described the disappearance of a Niskayuna pre-school teacher as completely out of character and naturally, they're worried sick but still hoping for the best. 

According to News Channel 13,  45 year old Melanie Nasholts disappeared last Friday, October 12th.  She was least seen leaving work from The Child Time Day Care Center on Vly Road in Colonie where according to the report she worked for seven years.

Family who spoke with the news station say they've looked all over the area, and as a niece explains, "There's no sight of her car. We've checked parking lots, hotels, hospitals, parking garages, everything."

The family has offered a reward of $1,000 to anyone who has information about Melanie.

Melanie's car, according to the News Channel 13 report, is  a 2009 black Kia Sportage, license plate number DGX-8410 and that too, hasn't been spotted anwhere.

A search party consisting of friends, family, and the public will be help at Schenectady's Central Park on Saturday at 10am.