How long the couple had been in the Phoenix area is not certain. A Federal Agent told the Hickory Daily Record on Wednesday, “The Parkers likely lived out of their car for several months and it probably took them three months to reach Arizona. They essentially would stop at rest stops and beg, plead for money, hold up signs for money,” Alfano said. “Then eventually they were able to save up enough money to start renting, have the residence they were staying at when they finally reached Arizona.”
The Marshall’s Service and Hickory Police are investigating if anyone helped the couple make it out of North Carolina.
It’s uncertain when the Parkers will be extradited to North Carolina. Catawba County District Attorney Scott Reilly said Wednesday morning it could be as soon as a few days if they waive extradition. There are also scenarios where it could take months. After three months, a governor’s warrant for the extradition of the couple could be issued, Reilly said.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has been heavily involved in the investigation. They have monitored the home where the couple lived north of Taylorsville since the day of the killing.
Photos: Maricopa County Jail