Carey Mae Parker
Parker, approximately 1991
Date reported missing : 03/17/1991
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/12/1967 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'10, 115 - 125 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Parker has an indentation on the side of her calf due to an accident, and scars on her left arm from an injury caused by a broken window. She has a previously broken her pelvis and chipped her tailbone. Parker may wear eyeglasses. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Parker was last seen in Quinlan, Texas on March 17, 1991. She was driving a blue and gray 1980 or 1981 Buick Skylark with Texas license plates at the time of her disappearance. She has never been heard from again.
At the time she went missing, Parker lived with friends in Quinlan and worked the night shift at Flanders PrecisionAire, an air conditioning company in Terrell, Texas. She has three children, all of whom were under the Age at the time of disappearance: of six in 1991. She disappeared only a few days before her son's birthday, and she had been planning a party for him. Parker left her last paycheck behind, and it was eventually mailed to her father's house. There hasn't been any activity on her driver's license since 1991.
When Parker's father found out she was missing, he told a friend who was a police constable, and the constable promised to file a missing persons report. Parker's sister also attempted to file a report with the Terrell Police Department, but the police logged it as a welfare check and not a missing persons report. It wasn't until 2010 that Parker's family found out no missing persons report had ever been filed. Her sister than filed a second police report with the Hunt County Sheriff's Office.
In February 2021, almost twenty years after Parker disappeared, her vehicle was found submerged, upside down, in fifteen feet of water in Lake Tawakoni off the 751 causeway. Authorities have been able to recover only half of it so far, and they have not found any human remains. The find is under investigation and authorities hope to uncover more evidence. Parker's family believes she's deceased.
Other information and links : ncy
Hunt County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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