Left and center: Parsons, circa 1993; Right: Age-progression to 23 years (circa 2006)
Andrea Gail Parsons
Missing since July 11, 1993 from Port Salerno, Martin County, Florida.
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Parsons was last seen at 18.00 near Commerce and Seward Avenues in Port Salerno, Florida. Her mother's boyfriend gave her permission to walk to a friend's residence on Flounder Avenue. Two witnesses observed Parsons walking toward the Port Salerno Grocery Store on Salerno Road shortly afterward. An employee at the store told authorities that Parsons purchased potato chips and candy, then departed the business. She may have been collecting empty soda cans near Commerce Avenue and Seward Avenue at the time of her disappearance. Witnesses describe a man pushing Parsons into a car.
Investigators identified a former neighbor as a suspect after he first claimed to have witnessed Andrea's abduction and later said she died accidentally while helping him collect aluminum cans for recycling. But he never was charged and detectives later focused on a friend who had a history of violence and once claimed he was present when Parsons was killed. That suspect also had a history of drug abuse and his stories changed so many times it became clear that nothing he said would be enough for charges without another witness or physical evidence to back it up. No one has been charged in her disappearance and presumed murder.
Investigators Martin County Sheriff's Office
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sergeant John Silvas
Martin County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 9309069-/-93-091
NCMEC #: NCMC781548
NCIC Number: Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Palm Beach Post
Marin County Sheriff's Office
Texas Department of Public Safety
Florida Missing Children Information Clearinghouse