A statement released on Feb. 1, 2014 by Pray at the Pump (PAPM) founder, Rocky Twyman, indicates the group is organizing a “unique Super Bowl party” in an effort to raise funds for the family of missing Michigan doctor, Teleka Patrick.
According to Twyman, a plea will be made during the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime for “donations to help defray the cost of the Patrick family’s private investigator and to help increase the reward money.”
He notes that he believes the reward should be increased to $100,000 because it would likely encourage “those with information to talk to authorities.”
PAPM’s Super Bowl event will take place in Urbana, Md., however, Twyman hopes that all those around the country having parties and holding gatherings for the sporting event will stop during the football game’s halftime and donate to the Teleka Patrick Fund.
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.
On Jan. 23, 2014, Indiana authorities searched frozen Lake Charles in the hopes of finding clues to Teleka's vanishing, but no evidence was discovered.
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 the Patrick family has increased the reward to $20,000 for information that leads investigators to Teleka.