Police find phone of missing 'People's Court' mom

Michelle Parker, a 33-year-old mom from Orlando, disappeared the same day her 'People's Court' episode aired. (Facebook)

December 8, 2011 6:36:37 AM PST
Family members say police found the cell phone of a Florida woman missing since her appearance on the TV show "The People's Court" was aired last month.

Authorities have been searching for Michelle Parker since she disappeared on Nov. 17. That was the day an episode of the reality show ran in which Parker and her former fiance argued over her lost engagement ring.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Parker's mother said investigators called her in Wednesday to identify a cell phone. She says it was Parker's but officers didn't say when or where they found it.

Police say Parker's ex-fiancDee Dale Smith is their primary suspect. Smith's attorney has said his client has done nothing wrong. Smith and Parker have twin children.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel