New evidence shows that Michelle Parker, the 32-year-old mother from Orlando who went missing, filed a restraining order against her ex-fiancé in 2009, years before their appearance on The People's Court.
Parker went missing after an episode of The People's Court, which she appeared on with ex-fiance Dale Smith to settle a dispute over a $5,000 engagement ring, aired Thursday.
Police described Parker's relationship with Smith as tumultuous, as she filed for a restraining order against Smith, citing domestic violence, ABC News reported. According to the document, Parker wrote that he smashed the passenger side window in my SUV and took car seats out and threw them in the road, though the order was refused by an Orange County judge citing lack of evidence.
Orlando authorities and Parker's family have ruled out Smith as a subject, as he has been cooperative in the search for Parker.
He (Smith) has fully cooperated, Yvonne Stewart, Parker's mother, told ABC News affiliate WFTV. They have found absolutely no evidence that there's any foul play on his part.
Parker was last seen in Orlando dropping off her children, three-year-old twins with Smith and an 11-year-old son from a previous relationship, before she went missing on Thursday, just shortly after the previously recorded episode of The People's Court aired on television. Parker was dropping her children off to work her job as a bartender, but never showed up to work.
Responding to a text from her brother asking her whereabouts, Parker texted back Waterford Lakes, an area she would not likely have visited.
The police said her phone was never in Waterford. They searched the towers, that was a decoy, Stewart told CBS. The family believes that she was a victim of a random crime or a possible carjacking.
As a search from area residents and Texas Equusearch, the same group that helped in the search for Caylee Anthony in the Casey Anthony case, help look for the missing mother, police have located Parker's vehicle, a black Hummer, in a place in Orlando she wouldn't likely visit on Friday.
There's no leads right now. So it's wide open. We need everybody out in the public to look for her and bring her home, Michelle's father, Brad Parker, told Central Florida News, asking anyone willing to help to support the family.
The People's Court Episode
The dispute on the episode of The People's Court showed Parker being sued by ex-fiancé Smith for allegedly throwing away her $5,000 engagement ring while drunk. Parker also accused Smith of cheating during their engagement and argued about custody of their children.
He shouldn't have put his hands on me and he shouldn't have put his hands on me prior. He shouldn't have left me three or four times over the past year and a half that we've been together, Parker said on the episode. He gets pretty malicious and vindictive and he's a mean person especially when he's been drinking.
The judge, Judge Marilyn Milian, ruled that both Parker and Smith would split the cost of the ring, though ruling in Smith's favor. In post-ruling interviews on the show, Parker told reporters the relationship is over.
Parker's mother told ABC News that her daughter was ashamed by the episode, which Smith made her appear on.
It was the most humiliating experience of my life. I don't even ever want to see it. I wish I had never gone, Stewart said her daughter admitted in the summer.
Though the relationship was rocky, Parker's mother still rules out Smith as a suspect, saying he cares about his children and Michelle.
He is crying every time I talk to him on the phone, Stewart told ABC News. He loves my daughter. They just didn't get along.
A $13,000 reward is being offered for information about missing Michelle Parker, described as five-foot-six with short, dark brown hair.