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Teleka Patrick case: Investigator in Mary Lands disappearance hired by family

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The family of missing Michigan doctor, Teleka Patrick, has reportedly hired the investigator involved in the mysterious disappearance of Marshall woman, Mary Lands, according to a Jan. 3, 2014, Fox 17 News report.

According to The Charley Project, Lands vanished on the evening of March 12, 2004. Her fiancé, Christopher Pratt, told police she had been drinking and after the two argued, she said she was headed out for a walk. Her cell phone, keys, engagement ring, and clothes were left at the home. Lands’ brother reported his sister missing.

View slideshow: Photos of Missing Michigan Doctor, Teleka Patrick

Although Lands’ case remains unsolved, she was declared legally dead in April 2011.

Jim Carlin of Justinian Investigative Services located in Battle Creek told Fox he had a long meeting with Teleka’s parents.

According to Fox, “Carlin is known for his efforts in bringing closure” to Mary’s family.

Carlin stated, “I recently stated that 2014 will be the year that we bring Mary Lands home… and I am just as positive that we can reach a successful resolution in Teleka’s case, but in a much more timely manner,” Fox reports.

In an email announcement Carlin indicated the Kalamazoo investigator that was initially on the case has been terminated by the family.

On Jan. 2, it was revealed that gospel singer and pastor Marvin Sapp had filed a protective order against Teleka in Sept. 2013, saying she was stalking him and claiming he was her husband.

Just the day prior, Target 8 aired an interview with Teleka's ex-husband, Ismael Calderon, who said during their marriage she suffered from paranoia and heard voices.

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. Reports indicate her wallet was 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.

Two recently discovered YouTube videos uploaded in November show Teleka “cooing and singing to someone unnamed and apparently unknown.” One of them also shows a table “set for two with omelets and pancakes,” according to CNN. Her family reportedly was not aware she was romantically involved with anyone at present.

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