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Family of Missing People's Court Mom Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Her Ex

Family of Missing People's Court Mom Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Her Ex

Originally posted 03/07/2013 09:20AM

Reluctantly believing she is dead, the family of Michelle Parker, the Florida mom who vanished after appearing on The People's Court in 2011, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against her ex-fiancé, Dale Smith, whom they believe was responsible.

Parker's family claims Smith knows what happened on Nov. 17, 2011, the day Parker was last seen alive.

"The family doesn't want to believe that Michelle is dead, but they believe that she is," their attorney, John Morgan, tells PEOPLE. "This is a case that has gone cold, so a civil case is the only way that Michelle's family will finally get answers. Given the passing of time, as well as some evidence we have discovered, we believe that Dale Smith is responsible for her death."

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Father's Emotional Plea to Andrew Koenig: 'Are You Okay?'

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Father's Emotional Plea to Andrew Koenig: 'Are You Okay?'

Originally posted 02/24/2010 03:30PM

Fighting tears, Walter Koenig looked into the news cameras on Wednesday desperately hoping his missing son was watching.

"I just want to know you're okay," he said in the emotional appeal to Andrew Koenig, the Growing Pains star who disappeared earlier this month. "If it means you just want to stay here, that's okay. You don't have to come back. Just let us know that's your intention."

Walter Koenig, also an actor – he played Mr. Chekov on the original Star Trek TV show and movies – was joined by wife Judith at the televised press conference at the Vancouver Police Department.

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Parents Ask Public to Help Find Andrew Koenig

Originally posted 02/24/2010 08:10AM


In his first network TV interview since his son Andrew Koenig's Feb. 14 disappearance, Walter Koenig appeared on Wednesday's Today show with an appeal to viewers for help in finding the former Growing Pains actor.

"It's very, very tough," said the anguished father, 73, himself best known for playing Pavel Chekov on Star Trek. Describing Andrew's state of mind at the time he vanished, Walter Koenig said, "He was very depressed … about his life."

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