Detectives Investigate Tip Regarding Possible Sighting of Teleka Patrick

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (Feb 5, 2014) –Walmart employees in Battle Creek reported a possible sighting of Teleka Patrick, according to private investigator Jim Carlin. He said the tip came in on Sunday.

The 30-year-old doctor from Kalamazoo was last seen on December 5th, leaving the Borgess Medical Center parking lot.

Detective William Sparrow with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said he’s “checking on it, and [will] see where it leads.”

According to Carlin, the Patrick family’s private investigator, an employee spotted a woman near the jewelry counter that resembled the missing woman on Saturday. Carlin said a second employee also thought the woman looked like Patrick. However, the woman’s coat had a different color lining than the one Patrick wore the night she disappeared.

Sparrow told FOX 17 the office is checking “anything we can,” including surveillance video from the store. He said just a few tips have come in since the January 22nd press conference regarding Patrick.

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3 comments

  • FaithAngel

    Sounds fishy. If they thought it was her they should have contacted the Walmart Loss Prevention team to approach her if they were not comfortable doing it themselves. I worked on the LP team in Benton Harbor, we do more than prevent shoplifting, we assist with finding lost children, helping the elderly, as well as deal with medical emergencies. I would definitely suggest those employees be questioned very thoroughly and asked why they did not contact the team ASAP. Just does not vibe well with me at all.

  • Servantleader

    Agree with you both. It seems that if they thought it was Teleka, then why didn't someone move on it. If they thought she was shoplifting, they'd've moved on it. If it turned out that it wasn't then you haven't lost anything, but at the point that person has left the store, its a possibility of losing her.