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Carey Mae Parker has been missing from northeast Texas since 1991. People go missing every day, but there’s something unusual about Carey’s case. After two decades without answers, family members made a shocking discovery: Police never launched an investigation. We spent a year searching for clues about Carey’s disappearance. And about the people who let it happen. 

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A view of the Justice of the Peace building on Quinlan's Main Street.
Brittany Gryder

Brittany Gryder joins Buried creators George Hale and Jerrod Knight to discuss three days of reporting on Carey Mae Parker's disappearance. 


Carey Mae Parker attended a party near this intersection in Hawk Cove, TX.
Brittany Gryder

The ex-boyfriend of Carey Mae Parker on their tumultuous relationship, new insights into an infamous party and a theory that Carey is alive. 


A sign points toward the Lake Tawakoni town of Hawk Cove, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which we track down Carey Mae Parker's ex-boyfriend Cody for the first time. 

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 12

A view of the Hunt Co. Sheriff's Office in Greenville, TX.
Brittany Gryder

The detective in charge of investigating Carey Mae Parker's disappearance offers his perspective on the cold case he took over in 2013. 


Headlights illuminate gravestones at a cemetery north of Terrell, TX.
Brittany Gryder

In July 2017, KETR approached the Hunt Co. Sheriff's Office to discuss Carey Mae Parker's disappearance. It didn't go well. 

A sign outside the Constable's Office on Main Street in Quinlan, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which we hear from officials investigating the disappearance of Carey Mae Parker

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 11

Carey Mae Parker once worked at a filter factory in Terrell, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Carey Mae Parker's brother and sister explore properties connected to some of the rumors about their sister's disappearance and the events that followed. 

Headlights illuminate a headstone for Carey Mae Parker at a cemetery near Terrell, TX
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which Carey Mae Parker's brother and sister investigate two properties in the Lake Tawakoni area. 

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 10

Photos of six people missing from Hunt County are displayed at a candlelight vigil in Greenville, TX.
Psalm Harper

Missing people can't advocate for themselves. So, a new group in northeast Texas is aiming to become their voice.


The Constable's Office on Quinlan's Main Street.
Brittany Gryder

Carinne Manning joins Buried creators George Hale and Jerrod Knight to discuss the connections between Carey Mae Parker's neighborhood and a teenage girl who went missing from Hunt County in May 2001.


A view of the Hunt Co. juvenile detention center in Greenville, TX.
Brittany Gryder

The mother of Sarah Elizabeth Kinslow describes the weeks following her daughter's disapperance and the impact it had on her family. 


Headlights illuminate gravestones at a cemetery north of Terrell, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Carey Mae Parker isn't the only missing person with ties to Lake Tawakoni. 


A car drives across the city limits of Quinlan, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which we learn the Carey Mae Parker isn't the only missing person with ties to Lake Tawakoni. 

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 09

A road splits a dense patch of forest in the Waco Bay Estate near Lake Tawakoni.
Brittany Gryder

Carey Mae Parker's son reveals that Carey's father Howard admitted to killing someone decades earlier in a foreign country. 


Carey Mae Parker's family lived at this intersection in the Waco Bay area of Lake Tawakoni.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which we learn Carey Mae Parker's father Howard claimed to have killed someone decades ago. 

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 08

A sign warns would-be trespassers in the Waco Bay Estate development near Lake Tawakoni.
Brittany Gryder

A Hunt County detective identifies a person of interest in Carey Mae Parker's disappearance: Her dad.


Carey Mae Parker's mother Elizabeth died in 1995.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next three episodes of Buried, in which Carey Mae Parker's family reconsiders shocking claims that have never been investigated. 

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 07

A view of the Quinlan Police Dept. building on Main Street.
Brittany Gryder

Emma Anderson joins Buried creators George Hale and Jerrod Knight to discuss the past year's reporting on a party in Hawk Cove, TX. 


Carey Mae Parker's ex-boyfriend says the Hawk Cove party was near a store that once stood on this empty lot.
Brittany Gryder

In his first interview with the detective investigating Carey Mae Parker's disappearance, Cody recounts his version of the party in Hawk Cove. 


Carey Mae Parker attended a party near this intersection in Hawk Cove, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which Carey Mae Parker's ex-boyfriend faces questions from the Hunt Co. Sheriff's Office for the first time. 

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 06

A view of the Hunt Co. Sheriff's Office in Greenville, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Cody's ex-girlfriend Janice digs into rumors about Carey Mae Parker's car and a disturbing letter she received from a man in prison. 


The view across Duck Cove in Lake Tawakoni's Waco Bay.
Brittany Gryder

It's been over two decades since Cody's ex-girlfriend Carey Mae Parker disappeared. But even after all these years, Carey is very much on Cody's mind. 


A sign points toward the Lake Tawakoni-area town of Hawk Cove, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which Cody's ex-girlfriend shares what he told her about the last time he saw Carey Mae Parker.   

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 05

A sign at the entrance of Hawk Cove, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Years after Carey Mae Parker went missing, her family started hearing rumors about a party. And a fight.


A sign points toward the Lake Tawakoni town of Hawk Cove, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which relatives explore rumors that Carey Mae Parker attended a party shortly before she disappeared. 

Click here to listen to Buried Preview: Episode 04

Quinlan's City Hall on Main Street.
Brittany Gryder

Introducing The Buried Lede: A conversation with George Hale and Jerrod Knight about how the Buried project is coming together; its successes and hurdles, and where the podcast is headed next.


Duck Cove in Lake Tawakoni's Waco Bay.
Brittany Gryder

Brandy and Brian remember what they can about their mother, Carey Mae Parker, and how her disappearance shaped their childhoods and the adults they became. 


Night shot of property along state highway 276 in Quinlan, TX.
Brittany Gryder

After two years without help from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Carey Mae Parker’s family launches its own investigation. 


A view of the E-Z Mart in Quinlan, TX, in 2017.
Brittany Gryder

The family of a young Texas woman who went missing in 1991 makes a shocking discovery: For 19 years, law enforcement didn't investigate. 


A car drives across the Quinlan, TX, city limits.
Brittany Gryder

In early 1991, a young woman named Carey Mae Parker went missing from northeast Texas. And there's something unusual about Carey’s case.