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A Michigan doctor who went missing in early December had been accused of stalking well-known gospel singer and pastor Marvin Sapp.
WOOD-TV reports that Sapp filed a personal-protection order request against 30-year-old Teleka Patrick, who he says was stalking him. Accoring to the WOOD website, Sapp's request for the protection order said that Patrick claimed that Sapp was her husband, contacted his children, visited Sapp's home and even joined his church.
Sapp's order against Patrick echoes similar worries that were expressed to WOOD by the missing doctor's ex-husband. Ismael Calderon told the station that he was worried about her mental health and claimed that her refusal to seek help for those problems led to the breakdown of their marriage.
As we reported earlier, Patrick was reported missing on Dec. 6 after she failed to show up for work at Borgess Medical Center. The night before, investigators say Patrick asked her coworkers to drop her off at a Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. Patrick then attempted to book a room at the hotel but lacked enough money to do so. Surveillance footage from the hotel shows her walking into the hotel and speaking with an employee at the front desk before eventually leaving.
Patrick received a ride from a hotel courtesy shuttle back to her vehicle that was located at the medical center parking lot. The car was eventually found abandoned in a ditch near Portage, Ind., with her wallet, credit cards and ID still in the vehicle.
Patrick's parents, Irene and Mattahais Patrick, said in a statement on Thursday that they are mainly concerned about finding their daughter at this moment, not about the issue of her mental health.
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...