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New theory in the disappearance of a Kalamazoo doctor


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- The private investigator hired by the family to find Dr. Teleka Patrick has a new theory on what may have happened to her, but it’s just a theory.

Jim Carlin thinks that she may have checked into a treatment facility.

He says HIPAA laws would protect her anonymity and privacy.

Carlin says he has other theories he is investigating but believes she is still alive and agrees with the County Sheriff’s Department that the real mystery is what happened to her when she got out of her car after it went off I-94 in northern Indiana on December 5th.

Information that has gone public in recent weeks about her obsession with Grand Rapids Gospel performer Marvin Sapp, and that "dilusions" broke up her marriage bolster the treatment theory.

Kalamazoo County has been leading the investigation but refusing comment for the past few weeks. They say they may release additional information about the case in a week or two.