The following should not come as a shock to any one …
Dale Smith Jr., the estranged fiance of missing Michelle Parker, has been officially named the primary suspect by Orlando police in the disappearance of the 33 year old mother of three. Michelle Parker has been missing since 11/17/11. From the outset of this missing persons case, we had questioned why the family had stated that the ex-fiance was not a suspect. Even though every initial sign said quite the opposite.
“We had to look at every aspect of the case before we could come out publicly and state that Mr. Smith is our primary focus,” Police Chief Paul Rooney said at a news conference. “We will not rest until Michelle is found.”
Parker and Smith battled on “The People’s Court” over who would get a $5,000 engagement ring, and Judge Marilyn Milan suggested that the two split the proceeds and stay apart from one another.
Smith has refused to take a polygraph test, Rooney said.
The announcement that Dale Smith Jr was a primary suspect came just two days after police raided and searched the home of Dale Smith Jr’s father.
“We are officially naming Dale Smith, the ex-fiancé, as the primary suspect” in Michelle Parker’s disappearance, Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney said at a press conference.
The announcement came two days after a SWAT team raided Smith’s father’s home to execute a search warrant. Several people were restrained outside the house with flex cuffs during the search, which police said was standard procedure.
According to police records, Smith had a violent past and the couple had a troubled past with cases of domestic violence. Oh no, say it isn’t so … according to reports, Dale Smith has hired prominent Orlando defense attorney Mark Nejame.
According to public records, the couple was involved in a domestic violence case involving children in 2009. Parker and Smith have 3-year-old twins together.
Public records also showed Smith was previously convicted on drug and domestic battery charges.
Smith joined the U.S. Marines in 1996, but was dishonorably discharged as a private in 2003.