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Post by Wrapitup on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:10 pm

Posted on September 25th, 2010
by Jan Barrett

We read and hear about missing children all over the world. It seems to me that here lately we hear about even more cases than we use to 20 years ago. 45 years ago it was safe for a 10 year old to walk on the streets to go two blocks or so to the corner grocery store to buy their favorite candy with their weekly allowance. Unfortunately though, it isn’t so safe anymore.

Seventeen years ago Andrea Parsons was 10 years old. On July 11, 1993 she went to the neighborhood store which was about two blocks from home to buy candy and chips. Little Andrea was never seen since then. What ever happened to her? No one seems to know.

I have looked long and hard for reports about her disappearance but they are not so easy to find but I did find one from tcpalm.com that gives some information about the day that Andrea went to Bucky’s Port Salerno Grocery. It is reported that at 6:10 pm she was seen walking home waving to some people she knew in a car that passed by.

Her disappearance hit the national news and local detectives even appeared on John Walsh’s “America’s Most Wanted”. Three days after she disappeared, the investigators received what they thought would be a major break in the case.

Claude Davis, a neighbor that lived across the street told police that he saw four Hispanic men grab Andrea but later Davis changed his story saying he had dreamed that he was in Phipps Park collecting cans with Andrea and she fell and hit her head. Davis went on to say he got scared so he put her body in a trash bin. The waters were searched by divers, even by using sonar equipment and cadaver dogs but nothing. They searched the local landfill for weeks and could never find any sign of Andrea’s body.

Davis was arrested and charged with false imprisonment but the charges were dropped on May of 1994. They said they had to let him go due to lack of evidence. In June 1999 Davis was charged for violation of his probation when he contacted a girl that he has been convicted of molesting in 1993. Detectives hoped Davis would tell them more of what he knew about Andrea in exchange for leniency in that case but he never told anything so he went to jail and served about 4 years in prison.

“He is like a tree in the middle of the road,” said Martin County Sheriff’s Office Lt. John Silvas. “We can’t clear him and we can’t charge him.”

Now after 17 years the neighbor, Davis, who is 73 years old claims he never was involved with Andrea’s disappearance and knows nothing about where she or her body could be found.

Davis told the detectives that he was actually at the park picking up cans when he saw Andrea kicking at her alleged abductors before they put her in the back seat of a maroon-colored four-door Oldsmobile. He claims he didn’t intervene because he was afraid that he would get hurt. “Maybe I should have followed the car,” said Davis. “That’s the only thing now I wished I had done.”

If what he says is true he should have spoken up at the time and then maybe the police would have been able to find Andrea. Instead Andrea’s mother, Linda Parsons is left to only imagine what happened to her daughter after all these years.

My heart goes out to Linda Parsons. The last time she saw her daughter was earlier that afternoon Andrea gave her a kiss good-bye when she was leaving to go to work at Winn-Dixie. Since then Linda has been working different part-time jobs and has been living with various relatives. “I haven’t been able to find a home again since that happened,” she said. “I’m still stuck in 1993”.

Silvas is determined top always check out any lead that comes in. Having children of his own he can visualize what one would feel like to lose someone in cases such as this.

I located a site, that has Andreas picture along with a age-progressed photo of what she might look like at the age of 23. If anyone has seen this girl who now would be 27 years old missing from Port Salerno, Florida, please contact National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or contact the Martin County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) - 1-772-220-7170.
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It has to be hard just not knowing. I have covered several missing children stories on BNN. After so long it feels like they have gone forgotten when no leads come in and you are at the end of the road with the investigation. Just remembering their names, not letting them fade away could help one day in finding them. I remember 6 year old Adji Desir, who disappeared on January 10, 2009 and 5 year old Haleigh Cummings, who disappeared on February 10, 2009. Sadly all three of these children are from Florida and there are others from all over that have never been found. They all need to be found and brought home.

My prayers go out to Linda Parsons. I can’t even begin to imagine what she has been through the past 17 years not knowing where her daughter is or what happened to her. She hasn’t given up though. “I’m just trying to survive,” she said. “I still have hope that she’s alive. I’m not going to think otherwise because there’s no proof of it.” Linda I can’t say that I blame you for that. Not too many mothers out here would be able to give up either, no matter how many years ago it had been. God bless you!

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Post by Wrapitup on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:16 pm

PORT SALERNO — Linda Parsons imagines her daughter Andrea Parsons as a veterinarian caring for furry four-legged creatures. Or maybe a stay-at-home mom, as she loved taking care of babies.

But those are just guesses because Andrea disappeared 17 years ago on July 11, 1993, after buying penny candy and chips at the neighborhood mom-and-pop grocery store about two blocks from her home.

She was 10 years old.

“I’m just trying to survive,” said Parsons, 56, who no longer lives in Port Salerno and asks that her location not be disclosed. “I still have hope that she’s alive. I’m not going to think otherwise because there’s no proof of it.”

The day Andrea disappeared she got money from her stepfather and then walked the two blocks from her home on Ebbtide to Bucky’s Port Salerno Grocery store to buy penny candy and chips. She paid the clerk and started walking home.

At 6:10 p.m., she waved to people she knew in a car.

That was the last time anyone saw her.

“Whoever did this will have to pay for it when they die,” Parsons said.

Andrea’s disappearance captured media headlines in the early 1990s and local detectives appeared on “America’s Most Wanted.” The community helped searched for her and even tied yellow ribbons around trees and car antennas, said Martin County Sheriff’s Office Lt. John Silvas, who’s been the lead investigator on the case since 1997. A benefit for her family was held at the B&A Flea Market on U.S. 1 in Stuart where the mother worked helping to set up booths and Andrea would accompany her to help Rudy “The Ponyman” Defranza walk his ponies and give rides to smaller children.

“She was a cute little thing,” said Defranza, 76. “She was very likeable and everybody loved her.”

Three days after Andrea’s disappearance, investigators got what they thought to be a break in the case that would later become an obstacle.

Claude Davis, who lived across the street from Andrea, told deputies he saw four Hispanic males abduct her, Silvas said. That story later changed to Davis saying he dreamed he was in Phipps Park collecting cans with Andrea and she fell and hit her head, Silvas said. Davis said he was scared so he put her 80-pound body in a trash bin, Silvas said.

Investigators checked local landfill for weeks but found nothing. Divers searched the waters in and around Phipps Park, even bringing in sonar equipment and cadaver dogs.

“We never found anything,” Silvas said. “She was 80 pounds and, even with the Florida heat and rain, with the body decomposing, we would have found something.”

Davis was charged with false imprisonment but the charges were dropped in May 1994 for lack of evidence.

“I had told the cops to lock me up with him and I’ll get the truth out of him,” Defranza said.

In June 1999, Davis was arrested for violating his probation by contacting a girl he was convicted of molesting in 1993. Prosecutors hoped he would exchange any information he had about Andrea’s disappearance for leniency in that case.

Davis said nothing and served about four years in prison.

“He is like a tree in the middle of the road,” Silvas said. “We can’t clear him and we can’t charge him.”

Now, 17 years later, Davis, 73, maintains he wasn’t involved in Andrea’s disappearance and doesn’t know where the girl or her body could be found.

“I wish they wouldn’t bring it back up,” said Davis, who now lives in Stuart. “People bring in their own conclusions about me. ... Now no one bothers me.”

Davis said he was heading to a park to pick up cans when he saw Andrea kicking at her alleged abductors before being put in the back seat of a maroon colored, four-door Oldsmobile. Davis said he didn’t intervene because he thought he would get hurt.

“Maybe I should have followed the car,” he said. “That’s the only thing now I wished I had done.”

Davis said he went to detectives about his dream after a neighbor persuaded him to do so because the dream may have details that could help find Andrea.

Earlier on the day of Andrea’s disappearance, she went to the B&A Flea Market where she helped little children ride the ponies. With the money she earned, Andrea bought three necklaces — two identical ones for her and her sister and a unicorn necklace for her mom.

Andrea fell asleep on the couch but woke up at a quarter to 5 to give her mom a kiss before she went to work at a nearby Winn-Dixie store.

That was the last time Parsons saw her daughter.

Since her daughter’s disappearance, Parsons has been living with various relatives and working different part-time jobs.

“I haven’t been able to find a home again since that happened,” Parsons said. “I’m still stuck in 1993.”

Silvas has chased down leads going to a Miami hotel, Alabama, Texas and Mexico.

Parsons, too, did what she could to keep the investigation in the public eye. She appeared on a psychic edition of the Jerry Springer show in hopes of getting answers. There were none.

“If they really knew what happened to her, I’d have her back or know what happened to her,” Parsons said.

No matter what, Silvas said, he will check every lead.

“It’s just a passion I have of doing my job,” Silvas said. “I have children myself. I could visualize in my mind what one would feel to lose someone, especially not a natural death but from something you never know.”

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Gosh I remember when this happened. Would it not be the best thing ever if she turned out to be like Jaycee Duggard!!!
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Post by NiteSpinR on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:57 am

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This is a heartwarming story about a mother desperately searching for her missing daughter. Linda Parsons, from Port Salerno, Florida, is not looking for fame. She is not doing this to try and get her picture on National TV. She just wants to find her daughter. The thing that makes this case so different is that 10 year old Andrea Parsons disappeared 17 years ago, but her mother just can’t give up hope that her daughter is out there somewhere waiting to be found and brought home and I for one, as a mother too, can’t blame her. Linda is a mother that needs answers. She is a mother that refuses to give up.

Andrea disappeared on July 11, 1993. She was last seen when she was walking to Bucky’s Port Salerno Grocery store in her neighborhood to buy some candy. The last place so far that has been accounted for is while she was near the intersection of Seaward and Commerce.

Most of you know that HLN’s Nancy Grace has a show airing that is dedicated to trying to find 50 missing people in 50 days. Linda Parsons wrote into the show with her story about Andrea’s disappearance. You can go here and read her letter. Luckily the show picked up the story and got a very quick mention on the show. Personally I watched the show but I somehow missed it while waiting for that segment to come up.

In September I wrote an article about Andrea in hopes that someone would see it that knows something that could help bring Andrea home. Please read my article that I wrote in September here.

I have here an age-progressed photo of what they say Andrea might look like at the age of 23 and one of when she was 10 years old. I am asking that you look at these photos. See if you might possibly have seen this woman out there or perhaps you can think back to when she disappeared, that you might remember seeing her years ago. Show the pictures to people and ask if they know anything about her. Someone has to know something and Linda Parsons needs their help. I beg of you to please help her..

It is so sad knowing that once a case has gone cold, most give up on it and move on to the next missing victim. I know a few cases now that appear to be that way. The disappearance of two other Florida children, Haleigh Cummings, missing since February 10, 2009 from Satsuma and Adji Desir, missing since January 10, 2009 from Immokalee, are cases still unsolved that we have covered on BNN.

Another case of a missing man from Louisiana, Zachary Pittman, is one that has another mother desperately seeking her son. Christy Ragas has been desperately searching for any clues whatsoever that could help her locate him. Zachary has been missing since June 24, 2009. This was a case close to my home, from the area I lived most of my life so my husband, Simon and I got personally involved. Like Linda Parsons, Christy was having a hard time getting her story out as well. I contacted Christy and we started reporting on the case and now it seems as though the word has gotten out and has somewhat given Christy more strength to keep going. She was feeling so alone before and now she has hundreds supporting her and trying to help her keep Zach’s name out there in hopes of finding him.

So today I am once again making a plea to our readers to please get involved by passing this information along to everyone you know. You never know one day if we do this, it just might be passed on to someone that just might have the clue needed to find these people. It would sure give a few family members some peace. With God’s help, let’s bring these kids home. God bless the children and their family as well.

Please contact National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or contact John Silvas at the Martin County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) - 1-772-220-7170 with any information or questions.

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STUART, Fla. -- A status check will take place Dec. 18 for the man accused of kidnapping and murdering Andrea Parsons.
Authorities arrested Chester Price late last month, after linking him to her disappearance.

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Post by raine1953 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:14 am

PORT SALERNO, Fla. -- - Martin County Sheriff-elect William Snyder was a detective for the sheriff's office when Andrea Parsons, 10, disappeared from outside a Port Salerno store.
Snyder was a part of a team of investigators who spent countless hours searching all over the county looking Andrea only to never find her body.
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Post by Wrapitup on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:50 am

Raine, you are an angel for keeping up on these cases!! Thank you so much!

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Post by raine1953 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:20 am

STUART — The State Attorney's Office has released 22,555 pages of evidence in the 19-year-old case against Chester Duane Price, who is charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with the disappearance of 10-year-old Andrea Gail Parsons.

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STUART, Fla. — Almost 20 years after the disappearance of a 10-year-old Port Salerno girl, the man charged with her kidnapping and presumed death recalled her as a nice girl, who fought hard to get away.
That account was part of the 22,555 pages of evidence the State Attorney’s Office released Thursday in the 19-year-old case against Chester Duane Price, 42, who is charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with the 1993 disappearance of Andrea Gail Parsons.
By law, information that’s exchanged between prosecutors and defense attorneys as part of the “discovery” process is public record.
Authorities allege Price, and Claude Davis, a former neighbor of Andrea’s, put the girl in Davis’ van, killed her and disposed of the body. Her body has not been found.
Davis, now 76, was arrested for false imprisonment in the case in November 1993; but the case was dismissed in 1994 after Davis invoked his right to a speedy trial and prosecutors lacked physical evidence to go forward with the case. In November 2012, Davis testified to the grand jury that indicted Price. Davis cannot be charged again in the case because charges against him were dropped because of speedy trial limitations.
Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty against Price.
On May 7, 2012, about five days before what would have been Andrea’s 29th birthday, detectives traveled to Haleyville, Ala., where Price was facing a domestic battery charge involving a physical fight with his sister, according to a 29-page report giving a synopsis of the investigation.
Price recalled he and Davis on July 11, 1993, were inside the mom-and-pop store buying sodas when they saw the “short and chunky” dark-haired Andrea, standing in line behind them, the report states.
When Andrea walked the two blocks to her Southeast Ebbtide Avenue home, a van driven by Davis with Price as a passenger approached her.
Price asked Andrea if she “wanted to have some fun and make some money,” the investigative report states.
During the van ride, Andrea tried to leave. She screamed, yelled, cried and begged to go home Price recalled. While fighting for her life, Andrea bit Price, hard.
“Which hand did she bite ... do you remember?” Martin County Sheriff’s detective Yesenia Carde asked in questioning before the arrest.
“Damn, this one right here,” Price said, grabbing and rubbing his left hand. “It’s gone away now.”
“Did she break the skin? Were you bleeding?” Carde said.
“Left teeth marks in my hand,” Price replied.
It is still unknown why the men targeted Andrea. While being questioned by detectives, Price described her as having a “good heart, nice girl,” the report states. Also unknown is exactly how Andrea died. Conflicting statements were given: Price said Davis hit her with a tire iron. Davis said Price punched her in the head, reports states.
Court records show the day after Andrea’s disappearance, Price’s half-brother, Billy Phillip Brewer, 38, of Stuart, rode west of town with the two men while they looked for aluminum cans, the report states.
Brewer on May 2, 2012 told detectives he remembered Davis had a large, black trash bag in the back of the van. Brewer said he thought it contained a “dead dog or dead weight.”
Price told detectives he and Davis buried the girl on Martin Grade, south of Martin Highway and east of the railroad tracks.
Investigators searched the area but Andrea’s body has yet to be found.
The relationship between Chester Duane Price and Claude Davis didn’t end with Andrea’s disappearance.
Reports show as of last year Brewer lived with Davis inside a trailer in the 5500 block of South Kanner Highway. In February 2012, Price came back to the area attempting to get a job at the Martin County Fair. Price slept on Davis’s sofa. Fair officials did not hire him because he had a criminal record, reports state.
Much of the evidence dates to an extensive investigation mounted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office soon after Andrea’s disappearance. In 2011, then-Sheriff Bob Crowder assigned a new team of detectives to the case for a “fresh set of eyes to shake things up and develop new leads.”
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It is absolutely sickening that these two creeps have walked free all these years and that one will never be charged!!!!!
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