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Teleka Patrick case: Frozen lake searched in quest to find missing doctor

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According to a Jan. 29, 2014 WSBT report, Lake Charles in Porter, Indiana was searched last week in an effort to find missing Michigan doctor, Teleka Patrick.

On Jan. 23, members of the Indiana State Police’s Criminal Investigation Division at Lowell scoured the frozen body of water, looking under the ice for the physician.

According to The Northwest Indiana Gazette, this was done using technologically advanced sonar equipment after 55 holes were drilled in the ice. The sonar equipment was then placed into the holes and sent information to a central computer mapping out details of the lake.

WSBT reports that no evidence or clues related to Teleka’s mysterious disappearance were found in the search.

View slideshow: Photos of Missing Michigan Doctor, Teleka Patrick

Teleka, 30, failed to show up for work on Dec. 6, 2013.

The night prior, police found her car abandoned in an Indiana ditch alongside an interstate about 100 miles away from Kalamazoo where she worked with her wallet still inside the vehicle.

Teleka’s cell phone was left at her place of employment, Borgess Hospital.

According to CNN, Dec. 5 surveillance video from a local Radisson hotel shows Teleka at the front desk just after 7:30 p.m. She is dressed in all black and spends about 10 minutes speaking with the reception desk. Teleka then leaves after failing to book a room.

She can be seen exiting out the hotel’s front doors at about 7:48 p.m. and getting on a shuttle bus, which took her to her car, CNN reports.

Police urge anyone with information about Teleka's whereabouts call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office at 269-383-8748, or contact Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

WWMT reports there is a $15,000 reward for information that leads investigators to Teleka.

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