Teleka Patrick Disappears Without A TraceBy: Lindsay McCane - December 21, 2013
Teleka Patrick was last seen in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, Kalamazoo’s Borgess Medical Center, on the night of December 5. Later that night, police found the 30-year-old’s gold 1997 Lexus ES300 in a ditch on westbound I-94 near the Porter/Burns Harbor exit in Indiana.
After failing to show up for work, the next morning, Patrick’s family reported her missing. “(Missing work) is out of character where she is concerned,” her father, Matthias Patrick, told Nancy Grace on Wednesday. “She is always deliberate about what she’s doing.” Patrick had recently purchased a plane ticked so that she could visit her parents in Florida for the holidays. “We were shocked. Disbelief,” her mother, Irene Patrick, said. Family members say that Patrick had received a suspicious phone call, the night before her disappearance, and they have started a Facebook page in hopes of locating Patrick, and bringing her home safely.
Police then took their dogs to Patrick’s abandoned vehicle, in hopes of tracing her scent. Unfortunately, no trace was found. “We have scoured, searched, and looked at everything we could possibly look at — all the exits, all the businesses, all the hotels,” Indiana State Police Sgt. Rick Strong said. “We posted fliers, we talked to neighbors. We did a full-blown on-the-ground search in the wooded area north of where the car was.”