KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The family of Teleka Patrick has now hired the investigator who has been handling the search for Mary Land. It’s the latest twist in the ongoing search for answers in Teleka’s disappearance.
According to Jim Carlin of Justinian Investigative Services in Battle Creek, Teleka’s parents returned to Kalamazoo this week and met with him for several hours. As a result of the meeting, Carlin says, it is the objective of his agency to work closely with law enforcement.
Carlin is well known for his efforts in bringing closure to family of Mary Lands, a missing mother from Marshall, who has been declared legally dead. The month of March will mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.
“I recently stated that 2014 will be the year that we bring Mary Lands home,” said Carlin in a statement, “and I am just as positive that we can reach a successful resolution in Teleka’s case, but in a much more timely manner.”
The announcement comes after Teleka’s family also learned that a personal protection order had been filed against her daughter. That doesn’t change the fact that Teleka is still missing and hasn’t been seen since December 5, they said.
Anyone with tips on Teleka’s disappearance is asked to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269-383-8748 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or Justinian Investigative Services at 269.753.1181.