A body pulled from an Indiana lake has been identified as a Michigan doctor who has been missing since December, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said Wednesday in a news conference.
Dr. Teleka Patrick of Kalamazoo, Mich., a first-year resident at Western Michigan University’s medical school, appears to have drowned, he said. Investigators found no signs of trauma or foul play on the body, and the official cause and manner of death are pending toxicology results, Fuller said in Kalamazoo.
Patrick was last seen Dec. 5 leaving the parking lot of Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo where she was a first year resident in psychiatry working with mentally ill patients, including children.
A 1997 Lexus ES 300 belonging to Patrick, 30, was found abandoned a few hours later with a flat tire in a ditch along Interstate 94 in northwestern Indiana, about 100 miles southwest of Kalamazoo. Motorists previously had called Indiana State Police, saying a motorist in a Lexus was driving erratically and at speeds up to 85 mph.
When Patrick didn’t show up for work Dec. 6, a hospital staffer filed a missing person’s report. By Dec. 10, authorities linked the car to Patrick but had not found her.
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