Teleka Patrick Missing: Michigan Doctor Vanishes After Receiving Mysterious Call At Work

on December 20 2013 9:10 PM
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Teleka Patrick received her Ph.D. in the spring. She began her residency at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan this year. Twitter/Ann Marie LaFlamme

Newly released video surveillance shows the final moments before a Kalamazoo, Mich., doctor went missing.

Teleka Patrick, 30, was reported missing on Dec. 6 after she failed to show up for work, reports WWMT. The night before, investigators say Patrick asked her coworkers to drop her off at a Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

The video shows her walking into the hotel at 7:34 p.m. on Dec. 5. She is wearing a black coat and her hood pulled up close around her face. She walks up to the front desk in the lobby and pulls out cash. For over 15 minutes she speaks with an employee at the desk. The employee eventually goes to the back, then returns and resumes talking with Patrick. In her final minutes on the video, she waves goodbye to the employee and leaves. At 7:52 p.m. she boards a hotel shuttle that takes her back to the medical center where her car was located.

Bb4nzxeCcAE34Aj Hotel surveillance footage shows the doctor speaking with a front desk clerk as she attempts to secure a room.  Twitter/Will_Frederick

According to investigators, Patrick attempted to book a room at the hotel but lacked enough money to do so. Her family remains vigilant in their search for the doctor and are concerned at how rushed she appears to be in the video footage.

"It was really sad to watch it because this is the last video record that exists of her before she went missing," Teleka’s sister Tenesha Patrick told WMMT. "She had her New York walk going, she seemed to be booking it, like she was in some kind of hurry. I have no idea what she was in a hurry for."

The family is also curious about a phone call that Patrick received at work the day before she went missing since her co-workers say the call appeared to have shaken her up a bit. They are currently offering a $10,000 reward for any information on the case. 

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