"Murder is not entertainment, just ask me."
That motto, cleverly devised by the group 'Homicide Survivors' says it all.
Clever mottos printed hopefully on survivor T-shirts may raise awareness, but are clearly alone not enough to solve 'Cold Cases' sitting in dust-covered cardboard boxes labeled with forgotten names and numbers.
Just ask Danielle Parker, a young woman and career writer-journalist-columnist, who lost her mother in an unsolved robbery-murder case that occurred in Tucson, Arizona.
Has the concept of real justice disappeared from the old West?
Nineteen years ago, on March 6th, 1993, a person, or persons unknown, robbed and murdered 51- year- old Gail Renee Parker, brutally bludgeoning her to death.
The unknown murderer(s) has (have) never been identified, located or arrested in spite of forensic evidence including DNA from blood samples from under the victim's fingernails and other evidence collected by Tucson police. Gail's handbag was found by a fisherman out of state --in Utah.
Unbelievably, on March 6th, 2012, the nineteenth anniversary of this horrific crime, --the murder of Gail Parker remains unsolved, and is considered to be a 'Cold Case" file.
Why? Questions require answers.
Why was this case NOT deemed a Federal murder case? Was Gail too average, too ordinary, too middle-aged, or just not sexy enough for the FBI to be involved?
Were the FBI too busy, too understaffed, too inexperienced, too underfunded, too afraid of the potential outcome, or warned off by State police in a
Why was this case ever sidelined and allowed to go cold?
At Incoming Bytes we believe there has to be a reason why this case has been shelved and ignored.
Are unsolved, "Cold Cases" qualified or callously disqualified for further attention on the basis they will not be high-profile enough, or glorious enough to satisfy egos and prompt promotions? We can only speculate. Readers are encouraged to draw their own conclusions.
The question of the day must be: Which set of factors determines if a murder case will receive the attention all murder cases warrant --or if it is to be ignored, filed, and forgotten?
It seems to me that with modern forensics being so available, so blatantly flaunted with modern technology-, the answer to this brutal cold case is there for the taking. What will be done about it? Who will step up and take responsibility for it? When?
Danielle Parker, the murder victim's loving daughter, wants to know. She is a writer. A columnist for the Huffington Post. I know of her plight only through FaceBook--but that should not minimize the fact she deserves help, our respect and peaceful closure in the loss of her mother. She would be the first person to say "Murder is not entertainment, just ask me."
Equally, her victimized mother -- Gail Renee Parker-- was an active woman, a beloved mother, --and above all, a human being that deserves that much respect.
At Incoming Bytes we would like to encourage our readers and everyone possible to help Danielle Parker find out who murdered Gail Renee Parker on March 6, 1993 in Tucson, Arizona.
Has he killed other innocent victims since? Is he a serial killer ? Can this brutal, violent crime be connected to other victims?
The guilty person(s) are walking around scot-free. Are they living in Canada? In Mexico? Where is this murderer? Was it a murderous couple?
Are they living next door to you?
|If you have any * information on this crime, contact :
- Tucson Police Department at (520)-791-4444.
- The F.B.I. (Federal Bureau of Investigation )
- The R.C.M.P. ( Royal Canadian Mounted Police) in Canada
- CRIMESTOPPERS in any jurisdiction in North America
Is that Incoming I hear?