Body found in Indiana lake confirmed to be missing Michigan doctor

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LOWELL, Ind. (April 9, 2014)— A woman whose body was found in a lake in Porter, Ind. has been identified as a missing Michigan doctor.

A autopsy conducted Tuesday by the Lake County Coroner’s Office confirmed the remains found were those of 30-year-old Teleka Patrick of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Patrick was reported missing on Dec. 6, 2013 when she failed to report for work at Western Michigan University, where she was a resident. She was last seen on Dec. 5 when she dropped her car off in a parking lot at a Kalamazoo medical center.

A trooper with Indiana State Police located Patrick’s gold 1997 Lexus ES300 abandoned on Interstate 94 at the Porter/Burns Harbor exit on the night of Dec. 5.

While the autopsy was able to confirm identity, investigation continues to determine the cause of death. Pending toxicology results may provide additional information as to the cause of death.

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