Body Found In Indiana Lake May Be That Of
Missing Michigan Doctor
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[April 08, 2014]
By Brendan O'Brien
(Reuters) — Police have told the parents
of a missing Michigan doctor a body recovered from a northwestern
Indiana lake may be that of their daughter, a private investigator
working the case said on Monday.
Teleka Patrick went missing on December 5 after attempting to
check into a hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she lived,
according to Jim Carlin, a Michigan investigator her family hired
about three months ago to look for her.
"From my own investigation, I'm confident that in all probability
this is Teleka," he said.
Authorities recovered a woman's body in Lake Charles in the Town of
Porter on Sunday after a fisherman reported seeing it floating in
The lake is near the spot where an Indiana State Police trooper
found Patrick's car abandoned along Interstate 94 on December 5.
An autopsy will be performed on the body this week, state police
said in a statement.
Patrick, who was 30 when she was reported missing, was a first year
psychiatry resident at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker
M.D. School of Medicine.
It is unclear why she left Michigan and drove to Indiana and why she
was attempting to rent a hotel room in the city where she lived,
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"The whole thing has been very, very dubious," said Carlin, noting
that the hotel turned her away because she did not have proper
identification or enough money.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee;
editing by Mohammad Zargham)
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