Police release new video of Michelle Parker

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.,None - On Michelle Parker’s 34th birthday Orlando police released never-before-seen video from the day the missing mother disappeared.

 

The video shows Parker going through the drive-through of a fast-food restaurant on November 17, three hours before she dropped off her children at her ex-fiance's home. It was the last day Parker was seen.

 

Police released the video because they want to keep this in the public spotlight. So far they've received 750 tips. One of those tips led them to the videotape. 

 

"We've gone through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and we had a goal she'd be with us, and she's not," said Gayle Parker, Michelle Parker’s stepmother.

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Parker was at a KFC in Casselberry three hours before she dropped off her children with their father, Dale Smith. He remains the prime suspect in her disappearance. Her family says they don't understand why he doesn't do a better job of defending himself from police accusations.

 

"If it was me, and someone was accusing me of something I didn't do, I would do everything to tell my attorney find out who did this, to relieve me of the pressure," said Gayle Parker.

 

Police say that although the tape has been scrutinized closely, it didn't give them any more leads as to Parker’s whereabouts.

 

"It's nothing new as far as what she was wearing, the vehicle. That was put out immediately," said Sgt. Vince Ogburn of the Orlando Police Department.

 

For her family, seeing her again like this, on her birthday, is somewhat bittersweet. Seeing her again, even on grainy security video, is hard.

 

"So you try to be a little tough about, and not let it get to you too badly," said Gayle Parker.

 

Michelle's family will celebrate her birthday at a restaurant on John Young Parkway.

 

Police aren't saying whether they have any evidence that would result in any more large-scale searches.