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Search warrant raises 'suspicions' about Barbara Parchem's daughter

10:24 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Circuit Court Judge Michael Traynor has unsealed the search warrant in the Barbara Parchem case and the document contains chilling details in the case of the missing St. Johns County woman.

The popular waitress at the local Village Inn restaurant went missing April 6. Her remains were found in a wooded area in Flagler County on April 30.

In the affidavit for search warrant, investigators claim that several facts raise "suspicions" about Parchem's daughter, Lilly Ann Chavez, who is facing a weapon charge. She was arrested in early May and has a hearing on August 8.

Among their reasons for suspicion were text message exchanges between Lilly and her boyfriend, Leighton Dockery.

In one message, Lilly Ann Chavez wrote, "Just got into it with my mom. ... Can't stop crying. I want to die."

In response, Dockery texted, "So Sorry Lil. I will hurt her."

Almost two hours later, he wrote, "II don't like you upset like that. I will hurt someone."

Investigators also found the presence of blood on Parchem's vehicle, as well as sticks and dirt, although Chavez denied the vehicle was driven off-road.

Much of the warrant affidavit was devoted to checks drawn against Parchem's bank account "which were not in Barbara's handwriting." Chavez's daughter, Marissa Campbell, told investigators the handwriting "appeared to be that of her mother Lilly."

Among the items taken from Chavez's Ponce Harbor Drive apartment were a two knives, checks belonging to Parchem, a box of black nitrile gloves, suspected marijuana, a glass pipe, several handguns, and an envelope labeled "Barbara Parchem 401K."

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