SOUNDOFF: Post your comments
Authorities are now searching for missing 911 dispatcher Theresa Parker behind closed doors, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Thursday morning.
Parker was reported missing by her mother on Saturday. The last publicly-acknowledged contact with her family was with her sister on the night of Wednesday, March 21.
Investigators said they used a global positioning satellite to locate Parkers cell phone and know the last number dialed, but have not released that information.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation. Lead investigators in the case are special agent James Harris with the GBI and detective David Gilleland with the Walker County Sheriffs Department. Anyone with information is asked to call (706) 624-1424, (706) 638-1913 or (706) 375-7810.
The investigation was launched after Parkers mother called last Saturday and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist.
A full-scale grid search on Tuesday of about five square miles around her LaFayette residence on Cordell Road turned up nothing, authorities said. She lived at the residence with her husband, Sam, a sergeant with the LaFayette Police Department.
Parker and her husband were going through a divorce and had what authorities have referred to as a rocky relationship. County deputies have responded to their residence at least three times, including twice on the same day, since 2002 for domestic disputes.
On Wednesday, searchers on four-wheelers rode the secluded areas around Taylors Ridge while a helicopter buzzed overhead checking the many small ponds and lakes in the region for any sign of Parker.
Officers on Thursday are continuing the work of piecing together the series of events surrounding her disappearance and interviewing people close to Parker.
PREVIOUS ARTICLE: Family, friends and co-workers hold hope for missing dispatcher. PREVIOUS ARTICLE: Authorities continue search for missing 911 dispatcher.