Teleka Patrick, 30, was last seen the night of Dec. 5 when she was dropped off at her car in the Borgess Medical Center parking lot. That car was later found abandoned in Indiana.Patrick was a first-year medical resident in psychiatry in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was last seen on Dec. 5 in a surveillance video at a Radisson Hotel just five minutes from her home.
A new fact has been revealed. She was stalking Marvin Sapp. In a personal protection order request, Grammy-nominated gospel singer and Grand Rapids Pastor Marvin Sapp wrote that Patrick was stalking him. Sapp said in the document that Patrick began contacting him before she moved to West Michigan from California. “She has moved from CA to MI,” Sapp wrote in part in the PPO request. “Joined my church, contacts my children, and has been to my home.”
Pastor Marvin Sapp provided this statement Thursday evening:
“Throughout my career, my family and I have fallen victim to inappropriate attempts to contact me by several unknown individuals. As a father of three and pastor of one of the largest congregations in West Michigan, I cannot to take this kind of obsessive attention lightly. Given these previous acts, I have taken several security measures which have included obtaining a protective order to ensure our safety. Not only am I concerned about my family, I am deeply concerned about the well-being of all families. My prayers of love, safety, reconciliation and support are always and forever with God’s children.”
Patrick’s parents Mattahais and Irene Patrick provided this statement after Target 8’s story aired at 5 p.m. Thursday:
“Another day has gone by and Teleka still isn’t 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 Teleka’s 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 Sheriff’s 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 won’t be whole again until she is found.”
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