Police Wrapping Up Investigation Into Young Doctor’s Disappearance
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say they soon will release details of their investigation into the disappearance of a Michigan doctor.
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Pali Matyas told the Kalamazoo Gazette Tuesday his agency plans to provide the information about Teleka Patrick “in the next week and a half or two.”
He said “the investigation is starting to wrap up.”
Patrick’s car was found in a ditch Dec. 5 along Interstate 94 in northern Indiana, about 100 miles from the Kalamazoo hospital where the 30-year-old was a resident. Her wallet, cash and identification were in the car.
Investigators said she’d tried to check into a Kalamazoo hotel earlier that day, but couldn’t get a room. She was last seen on security footage boarding a shuttle to return to her car in a hospital lot.
Matyas said one of the things police may address when they release more information later this month is whether investigators believe Patrick is alive.
This latest comes after last week’s peculiar revelation that Patrick may have been stalking popular pastor and Grammy nominated gospel singer Marvin Sapp. A Grand Rapids TV station reported that Sapp filed a request for a personal protection order against Patrick after she sent him over 400 pages of correspondence, contacting the singer’s children, and showed up in person at his house.
Patrick’s ex-husband, Ismael Calderon, told WOOD-TV he had concerns about her mental health; and that she may have moved to Michigan to get close to “somebody that she maybe felt that God wanted her to be with.”
It was also recently revealed by investigators that Patrick had appeared in several mysterious, romantic YouTube videos in which she would sing love songs to the camera. In one video, Patrick’ blows kisses and signs off by saying, “Bye, I love you.”
A video from Nov. 10 shows an omelet and pancake breakfast Patrick prepared on a table set for two. “If you were here, this is what would be your plate,” she says.
Family members have denied knowing anything about Patrick being in a relationship. In a statement, her parents say these new revelations don’t change the fact that their daughter is still missing. They “wholeheartedly that she has encountered some harm or danger.”
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