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YouTube Videos Add To Missing Doctor Mystery
YouTube videos of a doctor who disappeared three weeks ago talking to an unidentified love interest are being examined by investigators searching for her.
Teleka Patrick, who was serving her residency in Michigan, was last seen on December 5.
After completing a shift, the 30-year-old tried unsuccessfully to rent a hotel room in Kalamazoo before being dropped off by the hotel shuttle driver in the car park of the medical centre where she worked, according to the FBI.
"The shuttle driver said she seemed nervous, even ducking down between vehicles, as if she was afraid of being seen by someone," Carl Clatterbuck, a private investigator hired by the family, said.
"I would say she was agitated, but if she was worried about something or someone, she never told anyone about it."
Later that night, Dr Patrick's car was found about 100 miles away, abandoned in a ditch in Indiana with a possible flat tyre, the FBI said.
Her belongings were in the car, including clothing, a wallet that contained her driver's licence, credit cards, and a small amount of cash.
The YouTube videos, which show Dr Patrick singing and speaking to the unidentified love interest, were uploaded in early November.
In one of them she addresses someone as "baby" and "love" while in the other she shows two plates of breakfast.
But her parents said their emergence created more confusion about the situation.
"We are aware of the YouTube videos that have surfaced today. However, their relevance to her disappearance remains a mystery," they said.
"These videos have led to more questions than answers. To our knowledge, Teleka was not in a romantic relationship and it is unclear to whom she is making reference in the videos."
Dr Patrick has bought an airline ticket to Florida to visit her parents for Christmas and was supposed to join them on December 23.
Her disappearance is being investigated by police in two states as well as the FBI.
A Facebook page has been created in an attempt to help track her down.
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