KETR

Hunt Co. Sheriff's Office

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. 

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. 


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. 

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. 

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 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. 


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 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 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.