Parsons woman missing for 12 years - WSMV Channel 4

Parsons woman missing for 12 years

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They've waited years for closure and there is still no sign of a missing Parsons woman. Kristie Baugus vanished in October of 1999. Now, more than a decade later the Decatur County Sheriff says the case has gone cold.

But, Baugus' family is still desperate to find her. That's why they'll be holding a candle light vigil this month to mark the 12th anniversary of her disappearance. They're hoping maybe it will bring more attention to her case and bring them the answers they've been looking for all these years.

Baugus was reportedly last seen with her boyfriend who was shot and killed by a Parson's police officer less than a month after she vanished. Authorities said Michael Pearcy shot at an officer during a routine traffic stop in November of 1999 and died after that officer's partner returned fire.

At the time, Pearcy was wanted for questioning in both the death of a Decaturville tow boat worker and the disappearance of a woman. We don't know at this time if that woman was Baugus.

Channel 4 asked the current Decatur County Sheriff if Pearcy was ever a suspect in Baugus' disappearance, but he was not able to provide those details of the case. The sheriff says while Baugus' case has now gone cold, it's not closed. If someone comes forward with new leads, he says they'll look into it

Baugus' family will hold that candle light vigil Oct. 27 starting at 7 p.m. It will be held at Calvary Baptist Church at 254 West Main Street in Parsons.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kristie Baugus, call the Decatur County Sheriff's Department.

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