Monday, November 21, 2011

Lady disappears hours after appearing on the "People's Court" saying her boyfriend was violent, Video

Hours after Michelle Parker aired her violent, tumultuous relationship with her ex-fiance on a dramatic episode of 'The People's Court,' she captured national attention again. This time, it's because the 33-year-old mother of three had disappeared from her Orlando, Florida, home without a trace.







Ms Parker and Dale Smith fought it out over a $5,000 engagement ring on the popular courtroom reality show. Mr Smith sued his former fiance and claimed she lost the ring when she threw it at him in a fight at a Hilton Hotel during a science fiction convention.
Police said Ms Parker has a 'violent' history with Mr Smith, though he is not named as a suspect. In the 'People's Court' episode, Ms Parker described being grabbed by Mr Smith and having to call police after a fight.

Ms Parker's family reported her missing Thursday night when she didn't show up for work at 8 p.m. at The Barn restaurant, where she is a bartender.
She was last seen by friends at 2 p.m. Thursday, not long after her episode of 'The People's Court' aired on TV.
Ms Parker is 5-foot-6 with short, dark brown hair. Her black Humvee was also
reported reported missing, though investigators found it empty.
Perhaps most mysteriously, she sent a text message to her brother about 4:30 p.m. saying she was in the Waterford Lakes area of Orlando. But when investigators tracked her cell phone, they found she was never near there.
'They searched the towers, that was a decoy,' Ms Parker's mother Yvonne Stewart said.
Ms Parker is the mother of an 11-year-old son and two 3-year-old twins, who she had with Mr Smith.
The couple went through a custody battle over the children in 2009, according to court documents.
Ms Parker accused her ex-boyfriend of domestic violence that same year, saying he hurled profanities at her while holding one of the couple's twins. He also threw their child car seats and broke the window out of her car, she alleged.

Despite the link to a volatile lover, family members told the Orlando Sentinel they don't think Mr. Smith was involved and that he is working with police.
'He's been completely cooperative,' Ms Erickson said.
Rather, it seems likely she was carjacked, they said.
'There's no one focus. There's no tunnel vision. All information is welcome,' Ms Erickson said.

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