Police released a photograph Wednesday of a cross necklace that a missing Florida mother was wearing when she was last seen nearly a week ago, and they asked anyone who has seen the necklace to contact them.
Orlando Police Dept. Sgt. Jim Young said family members have confirmed that 33-year-old Michelle Parker was wearing the necklace at the time of her disappearance. In a press release, he stated that it could potentially be a key piece of evidence.
Parker was reported missing last Thursday, hours after an episode of "The People's Court" aired in which she and her ex-boyfriend argued over paying for the cost of a lost engagement ring.
Parker's current boyfriend told CFNews13 that he received a text message from her around 3:15 that afternoon.
According to Nate Mitchell, the text said, "'A song came on the radio and I was thinking about you,' then I replied back with a smiley face and a heart."
Mitchell said he last had contact with Parker after she dropped off her 3-year-old twins at her ex-boyfriend's home. Court records indicate that the ex-boyfriend, Dale Smith, has a history of violence.
Parker obtained a temporary restraining order against Smith in 2009 alleging that when she went to pick up their twins from him one day, he demanded to talk to her. She refused and he broke the passenger side window of her car, according to her petition.
Smith then allegedly threw car seats from his truck at her vehicle. At one point, he was yelling and cursing at her while holding their daughter. She wrote that he said, "Your day is coming."
The injunction was dismissed after a hearing and no criminal charges were ever filed related to the incident.
Smith pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in a 1997 case. No additional details were available from the court on that charge Wednesday.
Military officials confirmed that Smith was dishonorably discharged from the Marines in 2003. In 2001, he was convicted by a court martial on several charges, including domestic battery.
Orlando police told a Nancy Grace producer Tuesday that Smith is not a suspect in Parker's disappearance and investigators have not identified any persons of interest in the case. WFTV reported that Smith's home was searched last Friday and a field nearby was searched on Saturday.
Anyone with information about Michelle Parker's disappearance or who has seen her necklace is asked to call Central Florida Crimeline at 800-423-8477.