Woman vanishes same day she appears on 'The People's Court'
Mother of 3 has violent history with ex-boyfriend, Orlando police say
Authorities in Orlando located a missing woman's vehicle on Friday, but they're still searching for her.
Michelle Lee Parker, a 33-year-old mother of an 11-year-old and younger twins, was last seen in Orlando around 2:30 p.m. Thursday by some of her friends, according to police.
Family members gathered near Jesse Black Saloon on Oak Ridge Road on Friday. They said that her phone pinged her location there at 8 p.m. Thursday.
"She's an amazing person and we just want to see her home," said Parker's sister Lauren.
Orlando police said Parker has a violent history with her ex-boyfriend, Dale Smith. He has not been named as a suspect. Smith's father said he was home when she went missing.
Family and friends handed out flyers throughout Orlando on Friday as they hope for the best.
"We're going to find her and I'm hoping, I'm praying for a miracle," said Parker's mother Yvonne Stewart.
"Please, please, I want Michelle home please," said Brad Parker, her father.
The family said they became worried when her brother texted Parker asking where she was, and she responded "Waterford."
"The police said her phone was never in Waterford. They searched the towers, that was a decoy," said Stewart.
Parker's vehicle, a black Hummer, was discovered by the Orlando Police Department on the west side of Orlando.
Parker appeared Thursday on an episode of "The People's Court" with her ex-boyfriend. It's not known when the show was recorded.
Parker was described as a white woman, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with short dark brown hair.
Anyone with information about Parker's whereabouts is urged to call the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300.
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