Teleka Patrick remains missing, and her disappearance is now over a week old. This is not good news considering the most vital window of time in a missing person's case includes the first 48 to 72 hours. That time has passed, so what does that mean in this woman's case? There are already elements of foul play. Her Lexus was found abandoned around Portage, Ind. -- a couple of hours from the Kalamazoo, Mich. parking lot where she was supposedly last seen.
It's now being reported that officials can't get surveillance footage of the night she was last seen because the Hospital's system isn't working. I don't know whether to call that suspiciously convenient or just an unfortunate bump in the road -- but it is certainly an obstacle that is preventing investigators from finding out what might have happened to Teleka.
This region is no stranger to missing people -- in particular: Missing women. Several women have gone missing suspiciously in a 700 to 800 mile radius including Lauren Spierer, Holly Bobo, Kortne Stouffer and a slew of other women who remain missing -- or whose cases otherwise remain unsolved. It's been long speculated that there is at least one serial predator in this area preying on young women, but the statistical likelihood of one predator behind every single one of these young women is extremely slim -- though not completely impossible.
Whether it was by a serial predator or not, the likelihood of Teleka Patrick being the victim of a crime is very high. She has been missing over a week, her car abandoned, no signs of her or activity since the night she went missing. It's as if she went out of existence.
The family of this missing woman started the hashtag #FindTeleka on Twitter, which is picking up with huge popularity, becoming a trending tag. With all of this attention her loved ones are attracting, hopefully they can convince people to volunteer for ground searches. Its time to organize an active search!
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