Parker was last seen with Blockum on Jan. 15, 2012, when they went to look at property for a business deal, The AJC previously reported. His family reported him missing the next day. Parker’s wallet, car and other personal belongings were found in the days after his disappearance, police said. Investigators tracked Parker’s cell phone signal to Oglethorpe County, but lost the signal.
Two men walking near a well in Oglethorpe County noticed a peculiar odor, then called police after seeing what they believed was a shoe, the GBI said at the time. Parker’s body was found in the well on Feb. 20, 2012.