Barbara Parchem missing from St. Johns County Found

May 1, 2013 – The Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the body found in the West Deep creek area belong to Barbara.  She died from blunt force trauma.  
On Tuesday, the St. Johns Sheriff’s Office discovered remains in the West Deep Creek area in Flagler County.

Barbara Parchem, 67, is missing from St. Johns County, Fla. for a week.  Barbara is a a well-known

waitress at the Village Inn on North Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Her house in the 3000 block of Tenth Street in Vermont Heights was left undisturbed, and she did not leave a note. She may be driving a 2005 red Nissan Pathfinder, which was seen Frday afternoon near CR214 adn CR 13 south near Molasses Junction.  
Barbara is 5’3, 100-lbs, brown eyes, short-brown hair with blonde highlights.  She was last seen wearing a gray “hoodie”, with dark pants and a dark colored shirt last Friday, April 5, 2013 in the early evening hours, according to First Coast News.

Parchem wears charcoal glasses and a gold wedding ring with a solitaire diamond and little diamonds around it. She also wears a gold necklace with two pendants: a cross and a heart with diamonds.


Police have conducted searches by ground, air, and off road vehicles, according to reports.


Police said, no foul play is suspected at this time; however, there is concern for her welfare based on recent medical events and family statements. 

 Parchem’s daughter, Lilly Ann Chavez, admits her mother had been going though a lot. She’d been battling cancer, and her husband, who she’d known since she was 13, died recently.


The Pathfinder has a heart in shoe polish on the rear passenger driver’s side window.

If you can assist in this case or have had sightings of Parchem’s vehicle please contact Detective Jeremy Russell at (904)209-2193 or Crime Stoppers (888)277-8477.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.