Teleka Patrick, Missing Kalamazoo Doctor, Accused of StalkingBy: Meaghan Ellis - January 5, 2014
While her disappearance is undeniably mysterious, Dr. Teleka Patrick’s story just keeps getting more bizarre.
According to CNN, recent reports have been released that Patrick, who went missing Dec. 5, was actually accused of stalking three months prior in September.
However, the plot only thickens, because the person she allegedly stalked is actually a public figure. He’s gospel singer-songwriter Marvin Sapp.
But, that’s not all. Sapp was even forced to file a personal protection order against the first-year resident. The publication shared information exclusively from court documents outlining the details of Sapp’s PPO.
The protection order revealed that the eight-time Grammy-nominated singer had several complaints regarding Patrick’s odd behavior.
Sapp stated that Patrick “has claimed him as her husband, had moved from California to Michigan, joined his church, had contacted his children and had been to his home.”
“I have at least 400 pages of correspondence from her which I have never responded,” his complaint noted.
Patrick’s family has been faced with mounting questions centered around the allegations and her mental state. However, they have dismissed the growing concerns, as their dominant focus centers around finding her. The family did issue a brief statement via Facebook to address the concerns of the media and public.
“We are aware of media reports that are beginning to focus on Teleka’s mental health, and while we encourage the pursuit of honest journalism and truth, we will not take part in sensationalizing Teleka’s disappearance,” the family stated on Facebook.
“We believe that she has met with foul play and wholeheartedly believe that she is in danger,” the statement said.
Investigative reports have turned up little evidence in Patrick’s disappearance. However, the YouTube videos that have surfaced during the investigation have become the crux of growing speculation where Patrick’s mental health is concerned.
The videos feature Patrick talking, flirting and singing to an unnamed lover. Patrick’s mother even told CNN she wasn’t aware of any romantic involvements that her daughter may have had. Then, her ex-husband’s personal account only fueled even more questions.
Examiner reports that Patrick’s ex-husband Ismael Calderon weighed in on the situation briefly giving a synopsis of his personal experiences with his ex-wife. He stated that throughout their marriage he feared that she suffered from a ‘serious mental illness,’ often displaying erratic and delusional behavior.
Patrick was reported missing in Kalamazoo, MI after she failed to report for work on Dec. 6. The night before, Indiana police discovered Patrick’s car abandoned approximately 100 miles south of Michigan.