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Lake Tawakoni

Investigators say a private search group located the 1980 Buick Skylark at Lake Tawakoni on Thursday, Feb 4.
Brittany Gryder

Investigators in northeast Texas are convinced that a vehicle recovered from Lake Tawakoni last week belonged to Carey Mae Parker, who went missing in 1991.

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. 

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 search-and-rescue group's truck is parked in the Waco Bay Estate during operations in January.
Brittany Gryder

In the latest search for Carey Mae Parker, sheriff's deputies use ground-penetrating radar and cadaver dogs to scan properties in northeast Texas. 


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. 


KETR

Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says six candidates are running for the seat on the council vacated by John Weatherford in a special election on Saturday, January 12.  Candidates are Judy Fane, Ray Hunter, Brian McGinley, Conner Moreno, Stephanie Muller and John Sands.  Early voting is Decembe

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

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 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 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. 

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. 


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.  

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. 


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.

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