Report: Cops believe body found in Porter Co. lake is Dr. Teleka Patrick
After months of searching for a missing Michigan doctor, the mystery may be solved.
The body of a woman has been found in a Porter, Indiana lake. ISP searched the same lake back in January for Dr. Teleka Patrick, but found nothing connected to her disappearance (see related content to the left on this page).
Jim Carlin, the private investigator who has been leading the search for Patrick, says police believe the body is hers. That's according to WWMT in Kalamazoo.
Patrick's family issued the following statement to WWMT:
"Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers-we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time."
An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.
Here is the full ISP release:
"Porter, Porter County-Indiana State Police responded to Lake Charles in the town of Porter early this morning when a local fisherman reported seeing something suspicious in the water.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 7:10 a.m., this Sunday, April 06, 2014, morning a local fisherman called Porter Police to report something suspicious floating in the water of Lake Charles. Lake Charles is a town park located in Porter and open to the public.
"Indiana State Police and members of our SCUBA team as well as members of Porter Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. A female body dressed in dark clothing was recovered from the water.
"An autopsy will be scheduled for sometime this week to positively identify the body.
"This is an ongoing investigation and nothing further will be released at this time.
"Agencies assisting: Porter Police Department, Porter Fire and Search and Rescue, Chesterton Police Department, Department of Natural Resources, and Porter County Coroner."
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