The family of Carey Mae Parker is still searching for answers, more than two decades after she went missing.
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks issued a statement last week, indicating the investigation into Parker’s disappearance is ongoing.
Meeks said Parker was last seen in the Quinlan area on May 12, 1991, but was not reported as missing until 2010.
“This missing persons case has been the most challenging because it was 19 years since Ms. Parker was last seen and when she was reported missing to the Sheriff’s Office,” Meeks said. “This amount of time means locating an actual known location to potentially locating missing evidence is hindered. Possible witnesses are either deceased or have moved out of the area.”
According to a Facebook page dedicated to Parker, when she went missing her family believed a local constable had filed a missing persons report, but he had not.
An attempt was also made to file a report with the Terrell Police Department, but the police were said to have logged it in 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.
The Facebook page and an accompanying web site at brendacondon.weebly.com/carey-parker-missing.html said Parker was last seen in March 1991 and drove a 1980 bluish gray Buick Skylark which has not been recovered.
Parker sometimes wore glasses and has an indentation on her leg from an accident. Parker worked night shifts at Flanders-Precisionaire in Terrell.
Anyone with information concerning as to Parker’s disappearance or whereabouts is asked to contact Lt. Roger Seals at 903-453-6811 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeks can also be contacted at 903-453-6815 or by email at email@example.com.
Any information would be greatly appreciated so that we can assist the family in locating answers to her location or known whereabouts.” Meeks said.
Hunt County Crimestoppers has also offered a reward for information concerning Parker and can be reached by calling 903-457-2929, with additional information online at huntcountycrimestoppers.com/missing.aspx.