Investigators Focus On Missing Doctor’s “State of Mind”

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Private Investigator Carl Clatterbuck was hired by the family of Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick family to help search for the missing 30-year-old doctor.

He says Teleka was in a “heightened sense of agitation” before disappearing and is now searching for answers about her state of mind.

Teleka deleted her Twitter account, but videos she appears to have posted on a site called Twicsy through her Twitter still remain.

In the videos, Clatterbuck sees what he describes as “disturbing” behavior. He tells us family says that is not normal behavior for Teleka.

Clatterbuck says Teleka has never been diagnosed with mental illness but was in a very stressful residency program and goes without sleep frequently.

The private investigator says it’s clear Teleka felt unsafe in Kalamazoo seeking out to stay at a hotel just miles from herapartment more than once.

Clatterbuck says it’s unlikely someone was following Teleka.

As for the phone call the day before Teleka’s disappearance that friends say upset her, Clatterbuck say phone records show nothing out of the ordinary.  The person on the other end was questioned without any leads to her.

Now, investigators are focusing on the short window between when Teleka’s gold Lexus was reported in a ditch on I-94 in Indiana, and when police arrived to find the car abandoned.

Clatterbuck says Teleka’s car was found with a flat front tire, which he believes explains the 911 calls reporting her erratic driving.

K-9 Units tracked a scent from the car to the highway but the trail ended there.

Teleka left her cell phone at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.  Her wallet with her license, money and credit cards was found in her car, which has family friends and investigators worrying how she is surviving or who she may be with.

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  • jody

    What is really frightening here is that her car was found on the highway. So she obviously left the vehicle and a few scenarios could have played out: she may have been picked up by some sicko, walked to try to get help and is out there somewhere frozen or and this is the least likely, someone she knew could have picked her up and she doesn't want to be found.
    I believe she was scared or paranoid and trying to flee. But at the point where she stops the car on a highway, it becomes very unpredictable.
    I do not believe the videos are for a real love interest..but rather a way to make someone jealous or a distraction for whomever she thought would be looking for her when she fled.