*The case of missing doctor Teleka Patrick has encountered a new twist with revelations involving allegations that the Michigan woman stalked gospel entertainer Marvin Sapp.
Patrick has been missing since December 5, 2013. WOOD TV, an NBC affiliate, reports that she was obsessed with Sapp.
So much so that she reportedly joined his church as well as insisted that she was married to him. Reports also indicate that Patrick showed up at Sapp’s home and even harassed his children.
In regards to Sapp, Patrick’s ex-husband, Ismael Calderon, suggested that she relocated from California to Michigan specifically to pursue the vocalist.
“She went to Michigan on purpose and I don’t believe it had anything to do with, ‘Oh, Michigan has a really great psychiatric residency program,’” he told Target 8. “What I heard is that there was somebody that she maybe felt that God wanted her to be with.”
In a statement, Sapp , who filed a personal protection order against Patrick, confirmed the stalker reports while also voicing his concern for Patrick and her family.
“Throughout my career, my family and I have fallen victim to inappropriate attempts to contact me by several unknown individuals. As a father of three and pastor of one of the largest congregations in West Michigan, I cannot to take this kind of obsessive attention lightly,” the singer said. “Given these previous acts, I have taken several security measures which have included obtaining a protective order to ensure our safety. Not only am I concerned about my family, I am deeply concerned about the well-being of all families. My prayers of love, safety, reconciliation and support are always and forever with God’s children.”
At this time, authorities haven’t mentioned any link to between Patrick’s alleged obsession with Sapp and her disappearance. In light of the new revelations, Patrick’s family released a statement urging the public to not speculate about her mental health.