The only suspect in the Michelle Parker disappearance is now going after child support funds he had once paid. Dale Smith Jr. reportedly lost his job not too long ago and has been struggling financially since the state of Florida awarded him full custody of the twins he shares with the missing woman.
It's completely understandable for Dale Smith Jr. to want to seek these funds. He had been paying child support even after Michelle Parker vanished, and the money still hasn't been used. It's being retained. Now he has custody of the twins and needs that support.
The lawyer representing the Parker family echoed that same understanding but only after he said the following:
"Is it difficult to see that the only suspect in Michelle's disappearance is looking to benefit financially by not paying the child support? I could see the public having a problem with that."
It seems like someone is trying to stir the pot, so to speak, right? The fact of the matter is simple: Michelle Parker has not used these funds to care for the children. The children are in the care of Dale Smith Jr., therefore, the money is rightfully his and should be put toward the care of his children.
In the meantime, detectives say that there are no new leads in the case of the missing Orlando woman. This is absolutely perplexing but it also brings to attention an important question: Could Dale Smith Jr. have really committed this crime? Could this man who is notorious for being "dumb and aggressive," really have done something with this woman and disposed of all evidence in a span of just a couple of hours? Could he have pulled all of this off and go without arrest for this long? Think about it.
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