*The family of Dr. Teleka Patrick really needs your help.
The 30-year-old is a first-year medical resident at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. According to her family, who spoke with ABC News, Dr. Patrick got a suspicious call that changed her demeanor, one day before she vanished. They have no idea who the call was from.
“The police are working and putting together the pieces for me,” Patrick’s mother, Irene, said.
Dr. Patrick was last seen Dec. 5 around 8 p.m. on surveillance footage as she returned from an evening out and tried to get a room at a Kalamazoo Radisson hotel. Her parents, who say they do not know why she was at the hotel, said she was turned away because she didn’t have enough money for the room.
Upon leaving, she took a hotel shuttle to her car, a gold Lexus, which was found two hours and 20 minutes later in a ditch more than 100 miles away in Portage, Ind. Patrick was reported missing when she didn’t show up for work the next day.
“The Indiana State Police, they have gone out in the area looking all over, looking for any clue related to this case,” Kalamazoo Sheriff Richard Fuller said.
Investigators found Patrick’s purse and cellphone at the medical center, only adding to the mystery and leaving her family desperate for answers.
“We keep getting closer to Christmas, and it keeps getting further and further away,” Patrick’s sister, Tenesha, said.
There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to Patrick’s whereabouts. Those with any information are urged to call the Indiana State Police at 219-696-6242 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 219-696-6242 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting or the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department at 269-383-8748 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 269-383-8748 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
See the footage of when Dr. Patrick was last seen below.