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Patrick family responds to report of protection order against Teleka
WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new piece of the puzzle has emerged in the search for a missing West Michigan doctor.
The family of Teleka Patrick responded Thursday to reports of a personal protection order filed against Patrick earlier this year, by singer Marvin Sapp.
Patrick's family issued a statement saying that they have been advised by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office that the release of that information could potentially impede the investigation into her disappearance.
The family says this does not change any of the facts of her disappearance.
Patrick disappeared back on December 5, and her car was found in Porter County, Indiana shortly thereafter.
If you have any information regarding her disappearance, you are urged to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office right away.
A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to her return.
The family statement read as follows:
Another day has gone by and Teleka still isnt home.
There are so many details that have been revealed during the course of this investigation that confuse and hurt us all the more. We would like to thank Ismael Calderon for coming forward and giving us some insight as to what Teleka may have been thinking/experiencing on the days leading up to her disappearance. We have the utmost respect for him. Regarding the YouTube videos that have been found, we do not have any information as to who or what she is referring to. We have had no indication of a recent significant other, besides a relationship that ended early this year.
Regardless of Telekas emotional state, we believe wholeheartedly that she has encountered some harm or danger. It is unlike her to go any significant length of time without any contact with family or friends.
Concerning the protection order that was filed against Teleka earlier this year, we have been advised by the Kalamazoo Sheriffs Department that the release of this information could possibly impede the investigation into her disappearance. We encourage you to contact the Kalamazoo Sheriffs Department and the FBI with any questions that you have. Throughout the course of this investigation there have been more questions than answers and all we want is for our daughter to be brought home. We need closure. We need answers.
The fact that Teleka's car was found with a flat tire on I-94 has not changed. The fact that she has not been seen since December 5th has not changed. These are the facts that frighten us. Teleka is missing and we want whoever has her or has harmed her in any way to come forward.
Teleka is our eldest child. One of three bright stars in our lives, and we wont be whole again until she is found.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Mattahais and Irene Patrick