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Surveillance video offers clue in missing doctor's disappearance
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Surveillance video obtained by Newschannel Three shows a missing Kalamazoo doctor just minutes before she disappeared.
The video starts after investigators say one of Teleka Patrick's coworkers dropped her off in downtown Kalamazoo at the Radisson Hotel the night of December 5th.
At 7:34 we see her walking in wearing a black coat with the hood pulled up tightly around her face.
She walks into the Radisson and through the lobby to the front desk.
We can see Teleka pull out cash and she spends more than 15 minutes talking with the desk employee.
At one point the Radisson employee goes into the back, when he comes out he talks briefly with Teleka and she turns and waves goodbye and leaves.
Investigators say she had tried to rent a room but didn't have enough money.
"It was really sad to watch it because this is the last video record that exists of her before she went missing," says Telekas sister Tenesha Patrick.
Tenesha Patrick says the video seems to show Teleka was in a rush.
"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."
Next in the video at 7:52 Teleka gets onto the hotel shuttle which takes her back to her car at Borgess from there investigators say she drove west to Indiana. Indiana State Police later found her car abandoned along I-94 in Porter County.
Tenesha Patrick also says family wants to know more about a phone call Teleka received at work the day before she Disappeared, they say coworkers told them the call seemed to bother her.
"Who was calling her, what was that about, does that have anything to do with her disappearance?" says Patrick.
The Patrick family is offering a $10,000 reward, they ask anyone with information call the Indiana State Police or the Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Office.