PORTER, Ind. (WZZM) -- An autopsy was done Tuesday morning on a body found in Indiana, but there is still no positive identification.
Porter County Coroner, Chuck Harris says they had difficulty using fingerprints, due to the condition of the body. Harris was at the scene Sunday afternoon, when the body was discovered by a fisherman in Lake Charles. "We saw there was a female, African American, wearing all dark clothing."
The description matches missing Kalamazoo doctor, Teleka Patrick, who's been missing for four months. The 30-year-old psychiatric intern at Borgess Medical Center left Kalamazoo December 5. Investigators believe she was upset about something as she drove west on I-94. Her car was found with a flat tire, just before the Porter exit in Indiana.
WZZM 13 News went to the scene Monday and noticed that Teleka would have had to scale a fence with a barbed wire, then walk to the lake, which is about 150 feet away.
"At this time, there is no obvious signs of trauma, however, there was a large degree of decomposition, which would make it difficult to tell if there was trauma or not." Because of that, Harris says facial recognition is not possible. "We're going to have to rely on scientific methods: fingerprints and dental records."
Investigators already have both for Teleka Patrick. "Whoever the family is, we want answers, as soon as possible, to give them closure."
Harris says they will do a complete forensic exam. Investigators want to know whether someone caused the woman's death, or if it was an accident.
A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department.