Police Raid Home of Michelle Parker's Former Fiancé
There's been a dramatic development in the case of missing Florida mom Michelle Parker, who disappeared the day her appearance on The People's Court aired. Police have raided the home where her ex-fiancé has been living. INSIDE EDITION
There's been a dramatic turn of events in the case of missing People's Court mom Michelle Parker.
A police SWAT team fired off a flash grenade and raided the home where her former fiancé, Dale Smith, is living with his father. The doorframe is still damaged where cops used a crowbar to break in.
INSIDE EDITION spoke to Parker's mom, Yvonne Stewart, about the raid.
"We were all real surprised to hear about that, and then excited at the same time because we're thinking, well maybe they know something , maybe there's something there that they could find, hopefully in my heart I was hoping it was Michelle, but it wasn't," she said.
Smith is the man Parker sparred with on the tense People's Court episode that aired the day she disappeared almost two weeks ago.
"He gets pretty malicious and vindictive and he's a mean person, especially when he's been drinking," Parker said about Smith during her People's Court appearance.
One reporter in Orlando got an angry reaction at the house when she tried to find out what happened when the raid took place.
"Is Dale Smith home?" she asked.
"No, he's not, it's Santa Claus's house!" someone yelled.
Meanwhile, Parker's family released new home videos in the hope that they will jog someone's memory.
The family also released a voicemail message Parker left for her father the day before she vanished:
"Hey Dad, this is Michelle. I know that you're at work but call me when, um...you have lunch or you have break or at the end of your day, OK? I love you. I'll talk to you soon. Bye."
Despite the raid, police have not named the ex-fiancé as a suspect, and they say he is cooperating.
Parker's mother says she can't bear to leave the command post that has been set up to find her daughter.
"I went back to the house and I can't even stand to be there. I would rather be right here in this parking lot than at my house because nobody's there anymore, it's just so empty," she told INSIDE EDITION.
Dale Smith has had problems in the past. He was dishonorably discharged from the Marines after being court-martialed for drug and domestic abuse charges.
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