The parents of missing medical resident, Teleka Patrick, are praying for her safe return. Patrick, 30, has been missing for two weeks, and her parents are holding out hope that she will be found in time for Christmas according to ABC News.
Patrick, a first-year medical resident at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan was last seen on December fifth at around 8:00 PM, according to surveillance footage from a Kalamazoo Radisson hotel. Patrick’s parents say they don’t know why she was at the hotel.
Patrick’s case has received national attention, making appearances on the Nancy Grace show and on ABC’s Good Morning America. According to WKZO, Patrick’s father, Mattahais, says that his daughter was due for work Friday morning, and they “don’t understand why she was westbound on I-94 the night before. He says she would have notified them if she had travel plans.”
Her family has told reporters that Patrick received a suspicious call the day before she vanished. Patrick’s mother, Irene, told ABC News that Patrick’s demeanor changed after the call, and they don’t know who the call was from. “The police are working and putting together the pieces for me,” said Irene.
The surveillance footage was from the Kalamazoo Radisson hotel, and Patrick was seen taking a hotel shuttle to her car, which is a gold Lexus. The Lexus was found nearly two and a half hours later in a ditch 100 miles away in Portage, Indiana.
“Kalamazoo Sheriff, Richard Fuller, stated that the Indiana State Police, they have gone out in the area looking all over, looking for any clue related to this case.”
Police said that they have also found Patrick’s purse and her cellphone at the medical center, which only adds to the mystery of the case, according to ABC News. Police have said there is a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to Patrick’s whereabouts.
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