Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Body Found Confirmed to be Dr. Teleka Patrick

Today, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department confirmed to us through finger-print identification that the body recovered on April 5, 2014 from Lake Charles in Porter, Indiana is that of Dr. Teleka Patrick. The Sheriff has scheduled a press conference for this morning, April 9, 2014 to discuss the case. The family has released this statement about the identification;

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

Over the past several months, you have gotten to know Teleka Cassandra Patrick.  You’ve gotten to know her how we knew her and you’ve seen her bright and caring smile.  She was beautiful, intelligent, and God-fearing.  You’ve prayed for Teleka, cried for Teleka, and worked to find Teleka and we thank you.  We thank you for walking this difficult journey with our family.  

Teleka’s death is not the ending we had hoped for, however, the journey does not end here.  As we mourn Teleka, we must also honor her; honor the life she led, honor her kind spirit and honor her devotion to God and others.  Teleka had a passion and zest for life and no matter the circumstances that led up to her death, we are certain that she would not have taken her own life.  Many questions remain, but what is certain is that we will love her forever and her legacy will continue to live on in the love we show to others.   

Thank you for your prayers.  Please respect our privacy in this difficult time.

The Patrick Family
Jim Carlin
Justinian Investigative Services
Battle Creek, Michigan
269.274.6334 (cell)

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