FL MICHELLE PARKER: Missing from Orlando, FL - 17 November 2011 - Age 33


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ORLANDO, Fla. – Eight years ago Sunday, Orlando mother Michelle Parker went missing after appearing on a reality TV show. She still has not been found.

Parker was last seen on Nov. 17, 2011 after an episode of “The People’s Court” featuring her and her ex-fiance, Dale Smith Jr., in a dispute over a missing engagement ring aired. Records show Smith is the only person of interest in the case but has never been charged.

Parker was 33 years old at the time.

The missing woman’s father took to Facebook on Friday to reflect on everything that’s happened in the eight years since his daughter disappeared.

“I cannot explain the awful heartache I have felt so often in thinking of her and not being able to see her ever again. It truly breaks my heart and hurts so much more when each year comes around again from when she first went missing,” Brad Parker Sr. wrote.

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In August 2009, Parker requested a domestic-violence injunction against Smith. She said in court papers that he was holding their then-15-month-old daughter when he cursed at her and broke the passenger-side window on her truck during an argument over the children.

Parker told the court that Smith previously had been violent with her and had threatened to kidnap their children. She also said Smith had problems with drugs and alcohol.

The injunction was dismissed Sept. 1, 2009. It is not clear why.

Smith was arrested several times during the 1990s. He pleaded no contest in 1990 to trespassing on school grounds and in 1992 to attempted aggravated battery. He entered a pretrial diversion in 1992 after being arrested on a charge of marijuana possession. He pleaded guilty in 1997 to battery.

In June 1996, Smith joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was court-martialed in 2001 and found guilty of drug and domestic-battery charges, the military agency said. Smith was dishonorably discharged as a private in 2003.

Parker, a Winter Park High School graduate, was scheduled to work the night of her disappearance at a bartending job at The Barn in Sanford, but she never showed up.


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Michelle Parker went missing 9 years ago. ‘Someone out there knows what happened’​

Michelle Parker confronted her ex-fiancé about past abuse on an episode of “The People’s Court” that was televised nine years ago, on Nov. 17, 2011.

Within hours of the pre-taped show’s airing, the then-33-year-old went missing. She has never been found.

On Tuesday morning, Orlando police Chief Orlando Rolón again asked that anyone with information about her disappearance come forward.

“We hope today, on the ninth-year anniversary of Michelle missing, someone will step forward,” Rolón said at a press conference. “Someone out there knows what happened to Michelle, someone out there knows where Michelle is. We need to bring closure to the family."


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Are they saying that after nine years they have nothing? Some of these cases really frustrate me. You only hear about them on the anniversary of when they went missing. What about the rest of the year? Maybe I’m just grumpy today

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