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Missing Mom Melanie Parada Calls Home, Says Family

Melanie Parada (Personal Photo)
Melanie Parada (Personal Photo)

FT. LAUDERDALE (CBS) A Fort Lauderdale woman who had been missing since Friday has reportedly called in to her sister. Family members say she is OK.

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Melanie Parada called her sister Tuesday night around 5:15 p.m. saying she was in Fort Lauderdale and was OK, says CBS affiliate WFOR-TV.

Melanie Parada and Daughter Christina (Personal Photo)

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Angelina woke to find her mother missing and the front door "messed up," Diane Muterspaw, Melanie Parada's mother told Crimesider.

Muterspaw said Parada and her 8-year-old daughter had been locking themselves in the same bedroom at night in fear of a man who had allegedly been harassing Parada. William Panero, the brother of Arthur Panero - the father of Melanie's child Angelina - was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday regarding a restraining order Parada wanted against him.

Melanie Parada's family claims that she has battled with a drug addiction.


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