Carey Parker’s family noticed that the mother of three was missing in March of 1991. In fact, no one has seen Carey, 23, since March 17 of that year. On the Facebook page dedicated to the missing young woman her sister explains that, through one misunderstanding or another, the family believed that a missing person report had been filed for Carey — but it had not.
Carey’s father had been caring for her children while she sorted out her recent breakup with her longtime live-in boyfriend William Cody Songer. It was during that period of time that Carey and her car vanished. When Carey’s father began to worry about her, he told his a Constable friend that his daughter was missing. Carey’s father came away from the conversation believing that his friend would file a missing person report, but he did not.
Meanwhile Careys’ sister, who was busy caring for her newborn, having moved back from Houston to live with her father, went to the station and filed a police report. Unfortunately, the report that was filed was not a missing person report, but a request for a welfare check on Carey, who was living in Quinlan, Texas, at the time. Police went to Carey’s workplace, Flanders-Precisionaire, in Terrell, Texas, where she worked nights. They talked to her co-workers, but failed to turn up any information on Carey. Carey’s father decided not to pursue the matter after he got a call telling him to back off or he and her kids would wind up “just like her.” He backed off, believing that the missing person report had been filed. It is not known if police ever attempted to follow up with the family.
Years passed and for some unknown reason no other family member seems to have checked on the case.
In 2010, Carey’s sister followed up on the case and called the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. She soon discovered that there was no missing person report on her sister, so she filed one: Case number M12-10-006. The case was 19-years cold by then and has not gone anywhere. There are no new leads on Carey’s whereabouts, her car is still missing and police have not interviewed anyone in connection with her disappearance. Most of the information her family has is secondhand at best, hearsay at worst.
Carey would be 46 years old on May 12, 2013. She was 5-feet-seven-inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. She sometimes wore glasses and had an indentation on one leg from a car accident. She drove a 1980 blue and gray Buick Skylark sedan with Texas tags. Her DNA has been submitted to NamUS.
Anyone with any information on Carey should contact Detective Jeff Haines at the Hunt County Sherriff’s Office by phone at (903) 453-6809, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or message her sister through Carey’s Facebook page.