The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Letters to the editor

May 28, 2013

Help bring closure

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

I am writing as a caring and concerned citizen who resides in Hunt County On behalf of Carey Mae Parker. Carey Parker has been missing from the Hunt County, Texas, area since March 17, 1991.

I don’t know what everyone else thinks, but 22 years is an awful long time to have just vanished from the face of the earth. The worst thing about this is that no one other than Carey’s family has ever even attempted to find her.

There has never been an organized search party for Carey anywhere. After Carey’s disappearance, Carey’s sister went to the Terrell Police Department and filed what she thought was a missing person’s report. After several years had passed having not heard anything back from them, she contacted them again.

Through the hard work and determination of Carey’s family, Carey has finally been listed in the NamUs database, but is not, and has never been listed on the Hunt County Crime Stoppers page in the “missing” section.

My question is this; what makes Carey less important than anyone else? Does it take wealth, power or prestige to be considered a human being in society’s eyes? Or is just in the eyes of our law enforcement and justice system?

The value of Carey Parker’s life should be determined by the three young children that had to grow up without a mother. These three children, who are now adults, still have no mother and no answers.

For 22 years, no one has ever come forth with any answers or clues as to the disappearance of Carey Parker.

Carey was last seen on March 17, 1991. She had worked the night shift at Flanders Precisionaire in Terrell. She drove a 1980 blue and gray Buick Skylark. Carey had recently broken up with her boyfriend, and shortly after, began staying with a friend of hers who resided in Quinlan. To this day, Carey’s ex-boyfriend has never been questioned.

Imagine if Carey were your daughter or mother or sister or even a close friend. Now imagine again that you desperately sought help and closure from every legal avenue, yet were met with a door slammed in your face repeatedly.

As a mother of four children and a citizen of the state of Texas, I beg of you, anyone out there who can do anything at all, no matter how great or small to help bring this family the answers and closure they desperately deserve, please step forward.

Carey Mae Parker is a human being. She is a daughter, a sister, and a mother. She is lost. Her family is lost without her. She deserves to be found, whether the outcome is good or bad. Can you write a letter, post a flyer, air her story or even say a prayer? Can anyone help find her?

If anyone has any information on Carey’s case or can do anything, no matter how small, please or Hunt County Crime Stoppers.

Michelle Yarbrough



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