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Buried

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In the spring of 1991, a young woman named Carey Mae Parker went missing from the Lake Tawakoni area of northeast Texas. Her disappearance devastated a family and still hasn’t been solved. But there’s something unusual about Carey’s case. After years without answers, family members made a shocking discovery: Police had never investigated. For nearly 20 years, no search was conducted, and no one was questioned. And Carey isn’t the only one missing. 

Buried is a production of KETR, the public radio station for northeast Texas. Reporter George Hale has been following the family of Carey Mae Parker as they pursue the truth about her disappearance, and about some of the people who let it happen. Starting this fall, KETR will be taking a hard look at how law enforcement in northeast Texas tackles crime against our most vulnerable citizens. You can subscribe now on the NPR One app or wherever you get podcasts.

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Night shot of property along state highway 276 in Quinlan, TX.
Brittany Gryder

After two years without help from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Carey Mae Parker’s family launches its own investigation. Patricia tracks down the mysterious hitchhiker who told Glenn she knew what happened to Carey.  

A view of the E-Z Mart in Quinlan, TX, in 2017.
Brittany Gryder

The family of a young Texas woman who went missing in 1991 makes a shocking discovery: For 19 years, law enforcement didn't investigate. In the first episode of Buried, Carey Mae Parker’s family tries to find out what happened.

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Sep 15, 2017
A car drives across the Quinlan, TX, city limits.
Brittany Gryder

In early 1991, a young woman named Carey Mae Parker went missing from the Lake Tawakoni area of northeast Texas. Her disappearance devastated a family and still hasn’t been solved. But there’s something unusual about Carey’s case.