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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.... Show More

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September 15, 2017 2 min

After years without answers, family members made a shocking discovery: Police never investigated. For nearly 20 years, no search was conducted, and no one was questioned. And Carey isn’t the only one missing.

Reporter George Hale follows Carey's family as they pursue the truth about her disappearance, and about some of the people who let it happen. You can subscribe now on the NPR One app or wherever you get podcasts.

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October 10, 2017 41 min

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

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

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November 30, 2017 41 min

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.

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May 31, 2018 2 min

In the five years after Carey's family filed its missing person report, the Hunt Co. Sheriff’s Office didn't interview her ex-boyfriend Cody. So, one day in May 2014, her son Brian took matters into his own hands.

In a 7-minute call, Brian questions Cody about some of the things his grandfather told the family about a party and a fight in a place called Hawk Cove.

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

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June 14, 2018 2 min

Janice and Cody lived together for a year in Oklahoma. She says that not long after they started dating, he mentioned Carey and the last time he says he saw her. He told her that Carey threw a drink in his face before leaving a party.

Carey's brother Glenn says that Cody's father started acting strangely after her disappearance. He believes they both knew something about it.

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June 21, 2018 54 min

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.

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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.

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July 12, 2018 3 min

In November 2016, a detective from the Hunt Co. Sheriff's Office traveled to Tishomingo, OK, to track down and question Carey's ex-boyfriend Cody.

Cody tells Sgt. Jeff Haines that Carey started "stalking" him and followed him to a party in Hawk Cove, TX. Cody says that was the last time he saw her.

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

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

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August 23, 2018 51 min

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

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September 13, 2018 45 min

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

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

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September 27, 2018 33 min

The Buried Lede is an opportunity to connect with the people behind Buried, like George, Jerrod, and Carinne. Send questions and ideas to buried@ketr.org; we'll answer on future episodes. And keep up with the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

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    November 1, 2018 74 min

    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.

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