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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. Since June 2017, we've been searching for clues about Carey’s disappearance, and about the people who let it happen. 

Program note: in May 2019, Buried changed hosting providers and is now partnered with SimpleCast. Find every episode of Buried when you visit https://buried.simplecast.com.

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Carey Mae Parker might have been working in the nearby town of Terrell, TX, when she disappeared.
Brittany Gryder

Buried creators George Hale and Jerrod Knight discuss a series of cadaver dog searches that began in January 2019. 

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

In February 1991, a Quinlan police officer arrested Carey Mae Parker on a warrant for traffic offenses. Here's what happened next. 

A sign marks spaces reserved for motorcycles at a parking lot in West Tawakoni, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which we hear from people working in the criminal justice system when Carey Mae Parker disappeared. 

A sheriff’s office vehicle is parked next to a dog search unit truck during searches in Quinlan, TX.
George Hale

Sheriffs deputies and volunteers searched a former residence of missing woman Carey Mae Parker's ex-boyfriend, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

A truck outfitted to carry search dogs is parked near Carey Mae Parker's former home in January 2019.
Brittany Gryder

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A view of the Kaufman Co. Courthouse in Kaufman, TX.
Brittany Gryder

The constable Carey Mae Parker's father says he contacted in 1991 had enemies within local law enforcement and the courts.

A cornerstone leveled by local masons at the county courthouse in Kaufman, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which we learn about local law enforcement at the time Carey Mae Parker disappeared. 

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

An inmate in a Texas prison looks back on an alarming conversation he had with Carey Mae Parker's ex-boyfriend Cody. 

Hunt Co. Sheriff's Office vehicles park at a staging area for searches near Lake Tawakoni in January 2019.
Brittany Gryder

Dogs trained to detect human remains have resumed searches near the former home of a woman missing since 1991, a law enforcement official said Monday. 

 

A grave marker rests on an empty plot in a cemetery near Terrell, TX.
Brittany Gryder

An inmate in a Texas prison can't shake some of the things Carey Mae Parker's ex-boyfriend Cody said while on the run in Oklahoma. 

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

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which we hear from a man who was once on the run with Carey Mae Parker's ex-boyfriend. 

A truck outfitted to carry search dogs is parked near Carey Mae Parker's former home.
Brittany Gryder

Canine units from across the country descend on Lake Tawakoni's Waco Bay Estate subdivision in the first search of its kind for Carey Mae Parker

A dog trained to detect human remains in the Waco Bay Estate development near Quinlan, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Authorities in northeast Texas launched a day-long search Saturday of properties once connected to a woman who vanished nearly three decades ago.

Click here to listen to Cadaver Dogs Search Property Linked To Missing Woman.

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.

Click here to listen to Group Aims To Become Voice For Northeast Texas Missing.

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 that 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

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