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New information on disappearance of Kalamazoo doctor
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL3 ) - The Newschannel 3 I-Team has exclusive information to share with you in the search for a Kalamazoo doctor.
Teleka Patrick's story is grabbing national attention. Patrick was last seen driving out of the Borgess Hospital parking lot, where she works, around 8:00 the night of December 5th.
Her car was found a few hours later off I-94 westbound near Porter, Indiana, but there was no sign of Patrick.
Our sources confirm several search warrants were executed, but where, when and what was searched is not being released for fear it could damage the investigation.
We took this information to the private investigator hired by Patrick's family.
He says in 32 years he's never seen a case like this one.
"Would your experience and your knowledge tell you that this is more likely a case of foul play or this is just someone that wants to get away?" he was asked.
"I wish I could answer one way or another in this," P.I. Carl Clatterbuck responded.
Carl Clatterbuck says all the evidence says Patrick is highly intelligent, educated, cautious and dependable.
Surviellance video and witnesses show Patrick was trying not to be noticed while attempting to check into Kalamazoo's Raddisson Hotel and was seen ducking between cars in the Borgess parking lot just before she went missing.
"What I'm concerned about is the desire to get off the grid, to be anonymous," said Clatterbuck. "The fact that she as credit cards, the fact that she could have access to money, but she asks a friend for a hundred dollars to get a room at a hotel..."
He says the execution of search warrants is a good sign.
"It gives me a feeling things are moving forward," said Clatterbuck.
Detectives may be fishing for evidence in Patrick's personal records.
If investigators served a warrant at someone's home, Clatterbuck says that would indicate a suspicion of foul play.
"As time goes by there is some reason why she's not contacting someone," said Clatterbuck. "It makes me very nervous for her safety at this point."
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office still says it has yet to find any evidence that suggests foul play.
Undersheriff Paul Matyas say his department will not release any more information unless it's something that could generate tips from the public.