Police: iPhone of missing Fla. mom Michelle Parker found

Michelle Parker's iPhone
WKMG/Orlando Police Department
Michelle Parker's iPhone
WKMG/Orlando Police Department

(CBS/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - Police say they've found the cell phone of missing Florida mother Michelle Parker who disappeared last month after her appearance on the television show "The People's Court" was aired.

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Parker's family says investigators called them late Wednesday to identify a photo of a cell phone that they says belonged to Parker, according to CBS affiliate WKMG. Orlando police confirmed the finding Thursday morning, but would not say where they found the device.

"The phone was found in remarkably good condition and is currently undergoing forensic testing in the hopes that it will yield physical evidence and/or data which will assist in this investigation," Orlando police said in a statement. "The phone has been identified by the family and the serial number confirmed that it is Michelle Parker's phone."

According to the Orlando Sentinel, police also released a photo of Parker found in the iPhone but provided no information about the image.

Authorities have been searching for Parker since her Nov. 17 disappearance. It was the day an episode of the reality TV show, "The People's Court," ran in which Parker and her former fiancé argued over her lost engagement ring.

Police say Parker's ex-fiancé Dale Smith is their primary suspect. Smith's attorney has said his client has done nothing wrong. Smith and Parker have twin children.

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