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."
The FBI has posted a detailed description of Patrick, along with details about her disappearance. The statement reads:
Dr. Teleka Patrick, alias Teleka Calderon (age 30), is a medical resident at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dr. Patrick was last seen on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at approximately 8:00 p.m. (EST). After completing her shift at work, Dr. Patrick unsuccessfully tried to rent a hotel room in downtown Kalamazoo, and then she was dropped off by the hotel shuttle driver in the parking lot at Borgess Medical Center. Dr. Patrick left some of her belongings at work, to include her cell phone.
On that same evening, Thursday, December 5, 2013, at approximately 10:00 p.m. (EST), Dr. Patrick's vehicle, a light-gold 1997 Lexus ES 300, was found abandonded off the roadway in a ditch with a possible flat tire on I-94, mile marker 23, in Porter, Indiana. Dr. Patrick's belongings were in the car, to include clothing items, a wallet that contained her driver's license, credit cards, and a small amount of cash. Dr. Patrick failed to report to her regular shift at work the next day. Dr. Patrick has not been heard from since this time.
If you have any information about Patrick, please contact Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department at 269-383-8748 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.
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