Teleka Patrick’s Friend Reacts To News Of Body Found In Lake

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — (April 8, 2014) Officials in Indiana said as of Tuesday evening they still were unable to obtain a positive identification for the woman found in Lake Charles in Porter Indiana on April, 6.

The body may be that of Teleka Patrick, the doctor from Kalamazoo that went missing on December, 5, 2013.

Her car was found abandoned just yards away from that lake.

The Porter County Coroner said the body appeared to have been in the water for quite some time making identification more difficult.

“I`m just at a loss for words,” said James Davis of St. Louis, MO.

The long-time friend of Teleka Patrick said it’s still hard for him to come to terms with the idea that the woman that was found in Lake Charles in Porter Indiana may be that of his missing friend.

“Not feeling very well. Not taking it very well,” said Davis upon hearing the news.

Davis said he met Teleka in California a number of years ago and remained close with her after he moved to Saint Louis, Missouri and she moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan.

He said she called him right before she disappeared, afraid that someone was following her.

She mentioned something about fears regarding a possible security team.

Davis feels those fears may now be proven to be founded.

“I think everything she was talking to me about it really happened.  I don`t think she`s delusional,” said Davis.

He said Teleka asked him to drive to Kalamazoo because she was concerned for her safety.

Davis told her because of work he’d have to wait a couple of days.

He feels that Teleka jumped in the car to go see him.

“There`s no doubt in my mind that she was coming to see me. We were so close and I just feel like I let her down. Because she had been telling me about it for so long, he said, regarding the fears for her safety.

Davis said when he first heard the news it could be Teleka who was discovered in the lake, he suspected foul play.

“Unless she was running and ran into the lake and she just didn`t know because it was so dark and she hit some ice…that`s the only theory I can think of besides someone abducting her and killing her.  That`s the only thing I can think of,” said Davis.

He said that Teleka would not have attempted suicide.

Davis hopes that investigators take a serious look at all of those people that were in Teleka’s life at the time she disappeared, including friends and family, to get to the bottom of what happened to her.

A press conference is scheduled in Kalamazoo Wednesday morning for an update from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office on the case.

6 comments

    • someonewithcommonsence

      Ok, if no foul play, then what do you suppose happened Mr. notmyfirstrodeo? She was driving for the fun of it, got a flat tire coincidentally, and decided to walk into the woods in the dark, jump a 4 ft barbed wire fence so she could jump in the lake for a swim in the cold, while leaving the lights on in her car? She was a very intelligent person, she was doing her residency to become a doctor for petes sake. Were not talking about some half minded individual here. Freeze

  • Commonsenseisnotsocommon

    You may be on to something someonewithcommonsense. It sounds pretty accurate to me. I really feel sorry for this young lady and family but nothing will get better in the Black community if we continue to make excuses and cover up for our people that have mental health issues. Obviously this young lady was disturbed just from watching her YouTube videos. Her own family admitted she wasn’t seeing anyone to their knowledge. Therefore she was “Smart” enough to deceive and hide what she wanted to hide. However there was small, itsy, Bitsy clues that were there every now and then that guess what…was “written off” or disregarded..why?? Because she’s a “Doctor”. Rather than make excuses, let’s learn from this and start to see people for who they really are, stop covering up for them and making them out to be who we want them to be. Do your research, and you will find that the people with the highest GPA and whom society has stamped as “Smart” are the ones most likely to have a mental illness. Don’t take my word, do your own research. Study to show your own self approved. Covering it up or ignoring it will only keep us is a revolving circle. Notmyfirstrodeo did not say anything disrespectful towards her, you, her family or friends but yet and still you take offense, immediately become defensive..and for what?? Because she was smart and a doctor?!?!?! Give me a break!!!! There’s nothing there, so STOP trying to make it be something that is NOT just to satisfy your own ego!!

  • hello

    I agree with Notmyfirstrodeo. I think she was crying for help for a long time now but her family failed to do something about it. They are just looking for someone to pin the blame on instead of owning up to not getting her some help. Just because she was a doctor doesn't make her any better than anyone else. Yes, I do feel bad for her family and friends but hey don't go looking for someone else to be brought down with her.

  • Guest

    I think when her car stopped working, she spotted a light across what looked like a field and started to walk towards it, the ice broke, she went into the cold water and that was that….

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