Ind. lake search in Teleka Patrick case

Authorities search Lake Charles near Porter, Ind. in connection to the Teleka Patrick case. (Courtesy Indiana State Police - Jan. 23, 2014)
Authorities search Lake Charles near Porter, Ind. in connection to the Teleka Patrick case. (Courtesy Indiana State Police - Jan. 23, 2014)

PORTER, Ind. (WOOD) — A frozen-over lake in northwestern Indiana was searched last week in connection to the disappearance of Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick, according to Indiana State Police.

Teleka Patrick. (Undated courtesy photo)
Teleka Patrick. (Undated courtesy photo)

Patrick, 30, was last seen the evening of Dec. 5 in the parking lot of Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Her car was found later that night off I-94 near Porter, Ind. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department said last week she was headed to Chicago to visit a relative.

Indiana Sate Police and the Washtenaw County (Mich.) Sheriff’s Department searched Lake Charles on Jan. 23, according to a state police release. Lake Charles is very near where Patrick’s car was located.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department assisted because it has a “specialized team” that has “advanced and sophisticated sonar equipment” that was able to search the frozen lake, ISP said.

Fifty-five holes were drilled into the ice in a grid pattern and sonar devices were placed in them. They fed back data to a computer that created at detailed map of the lake.

Authorities search Lake Charles near Porter, Ind. in connection to the Teleka Patrick case. (Courtesy Indiana State Police - Jan. 23, 2014)
(Courtesy Indiana State Police – Jan. 23, 2014)

The search didn’t reveal anything connected to Patrick’s disappearance, ISP said.

ISP says a BASS PRO Shop in Portage, Ind. loaned them a powered ice auger used in the search. They say the search could not have been conducted without the auger.

 

 

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