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‘People’s Court’ Mom’s Phone Found

Police have found the cellphone of Michelle Parker, the Florida woman who went missing the same day she appeared on People’s Court, Parker’s sister confirmed Wednesday. Parker has been missing since Nov. 17, the same day an episode of People’s Court aired featuring a case between her and Dale Smith, her ex-fiancé and the father of her twins. Parker’s sister, Lauren Erickson, said finding the phone “obviously means something,” and she hoped it would help investigators find her. Since Parker went missing, the twins have been returned to Smith, but police questioned his mother for about 30 minutes this week.