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Teleka Patrick case: More questions raised in mysterious disappearance of doctor

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Missing Michigan doctor, Teleka Patrick, has been described as an “brilliant” woman, who had both a doctorate and a medical degree, according to an MLive.com Jan. 12, 2014 report.

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.

View slideshow: Photos of Missing Michigan Doctor, Teleka Patrick

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.

Her intelligence and studious nature has only served to raise more questions regarding the young physician’s strange and bizarre disappearance.

Rex Hall Jr. with MLive.com has posed a number of intriguing questions regarding Teleka’s vanishing. He pondered why she tried to stay at a hotel when her apartment was just three miles from where she works; why she attempted to use $100 cash to obtain a room rather than a credit card; why she left her wallet, which held her credit cards and identification, in her car and left her purse and cell phone at work; why she drove to Indiana when she was to be at work the next morning; and why her car had “gone off the highway?”

The answers may lie in the fact that some believe they only knew one side of the doctor and were unaware of other issues that may have plagued her.

After her ex-husband spoke out and after learning that gospel singer Marvin Sapp had filed a restraining order against Teleka in Sept. 2013, writing she stalked him and claimed him as her husband, her sister commented on how there may have been some things about Teleka that were unknown to her family.

“I think it’s clear that there are facets of Teleka’s personal life that the family wasn’t aware of… I guess hindsight being 20/20… maybe I missed something,” Tenesha said, according to MLive.com.

Teleka’s ex-husband, Ismael Calderon, said in an interview regarding his ex-wife that she was paranoid and heard voices when they were together. He said their marriage began to fall apart after she refused to seek mental health help.

A private investigator hired by Teleka’s family believes she is still alive and will be brought home.

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.

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