Michelle Parker's mom speaks out about wrongful death lawsuit

Published On: Mar 11 2013 03:28:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2013 04:07:09 PM EDT

The mother of Michelle Parker, the Central Florida mother who vanished in 2011, is speaking out on Monday afternoon, days after Parker's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Parker's ex-fiance.

Yvonne Stewart talked about the wrongful death lawsuit they filed with attorney Matt Morgan last week against Dale Smith Jr. -- the prime suspect in Parker's disappearance.

The lawsuit alleges Smith is responsible for the death of Parker and says, "on November 17, Smith was negligent or otherwise committed a wrongful act and caused the death of Michelle Parker."

Stewart said she believes Smith Jr. knows what happened to Michelle Parker and wants him to come clean.

"I sincerely believe evidence I know about his family and Dale haven't been honest and I want them to answer my questions under oath. I think they know," she said.

Parker was reported missing after the airing of a pre-recorded episode of the TV show "The People's Court," which featured the two in a disputeĀ over her engagement ring. She dropped off their two kids at Smith Jr.'s house and hasn't been seen since.

Stewart said Smith Jr. has recently moved out of state. Attorney Mark NeJame represents Smith Jr., and says nothing links him to Parker's death.

Several searches have been launched in an effort to locate Parker, but none has been successful.


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