Jamaican doctor missing in the US

By Caribbean Medical News Staff

A female physician of Jamaican descent is missing in the United States.

In a sad saga that continues to haunt her family and loved ones, reports out of Michigan suggest that Dr. Taleka Patrick, 30, is reported as missing and there is a FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) missing person’s flyer posted across the US to find the young physician.

Her distraught parents said that the young medical resident of Borgess Medical Center in Michigan had “unsuccessfully tried to rent” a hotel room in downtown Kalamazoo (Michigan) and was thereafter dropped off to her medical centre by the hotel’s shuttle driver. According to reports, she was dropped off in the parking lot of the medical center. Hours later she vanished.

Dr. Patrick’s Jamaican father said. “These mysteries do not have answers and we just do not understand”. Patrick’s father is a former Seventh Day Adventist Minister who resides in Florida with his wife. The family has hired private investigators since their daughter has gone missing since December 5th, 2013.

The FBI said that Patrick left her belongings including a cell phone at work and that later that evening her abandoned 1997 Lexus with a flat tyre on a roadside off the I-94 (inter-state highway). The car was not damaged and there were no signs of foul play.

The family is very worried and is seeking answers.

In a strange twist, her ex-husband Ismael Calderon who is a coordinator in the school of science at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. said he and Patrick met one another in January 2006 on the dating website, Match.com and that he and his ex-wife were divorced after six years of marriage. He claims to have divorced his wife when she “did not get treatment for mental issues” (source www.mlive.com)

In another twist, Grammy nominated singer Marvin Sapp was successful in bringing a restraining order against the young doctor. He brought the action against her in September 2013 after she claimed to be his wife on numerous occasions and allegedly sent him 400 e-mails.

Jim Carlin, a private investigator hired by the family, told The Associated Press (AP) that he could not comment on the protection order and the family was more concerned with the safe return of their daughter.

“The family’s position is that they did not know this was going on, and regardless of what may or may not be accurate, the focus today is to focus on what happened Dec. 5 and bring her home,” Carlin said.

Carl Clatterback is another private investigator hired by Patrick’s family. She recently told CNN that investigators are looking into you tube videos that the young doctor posted of herself singing to an unnamed and unseen individual.

The question the investigators want answered are to whom is she singing and do they know her whereabouts?

Her family is offering a $10,000 reward for any information on her disappearance.

The investigation continues.

 

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