Family continues to push for answers in Wilson woman's disappearance
Posted August 20, 2015
Wilson, N.C. — The man charged with the death of 20-year-old Isabel Calvo Palacios is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday, but family members say they are still waiting for answers.
Gregory K. Parks, 56, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree kidnapping. Palacios has been missing since July 31, and investigators have not found her body.
Dominga Palacios, Isabel's mother, said she does not know if Parks is responsible, but knows her daughter was at his home the night she disappeared.
Police, too, say Isabel Palacios was last seen at Parks’ 4710 Ward Blvd. home.
Parks was convicted by a Wilson County jury in 2013 on two counts of participating in the prostitution of a minor. He was released from prison 27 years early after the North Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the convictions, citing lack of evidence.
He has several other previous convictions including manslaughter and attempted first-degree and second-degree rape.
Parks was being held without bond in the Wilson County Jail.