ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police searched the backyard of a home on Wednesday related to the search for Michelle Parker who disappeared nearly 12 years ago.
No one has ever been arrested in connection to her disappearance, but her ex-fiancé Dale Smith has long been the prime suspect. On Wednesday morning, officers started searching the yard of Smith’s father’s home.
Investigators used ground-penetrating radar to search the yard of the home, focusing on a concrete slab. Officers said nothing was found during the search.
Parker was 33 when she disappeared on Nov. 17, 2011.
In 2022, Channel 9 aired a special called “The Search,” highlighting cases of missing women in Central Florida, including Parker. You can watch the special here.
Days after the special aired, an anonymous donor came forward offering a $20The donor requested that the money go through the family, not through Crimeline.
Anyone with information on Parker’s disappearance can call the $200,000 tip line at 386-402-3729 or email MP200KTIPS@gmail.com. They can also report tips to the Orlando Police Department at 407-246-2979 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).0,000 reward for tips in the case.
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