Family desperate to find missing woman in Wilson

WILSON, NC (WTVD) -- It has been nearly a week since a 20-year-old woman went missing in Wilson, and her family is desperate to find her.

Wilson police detectives are searching for Isabel Calvo Palacios, who is known to her family and friends as 'Chaveli.' She was last seen on Friday, July 31 at the home of a convicted felon.

That home, belonging to 56-year-old Gregory K. Parks, is located on Ward Blvd. According to court documents, Parks has been arrested more than 100 times since 1983.

On Thursday, ABC11 spoke to the missing woman's family. Palacios' aunt and mother said they have never heard of Parks.

"We are very frustrated because we really don't know what's going on," said Francisca Ramirez, Palacio's aunt. "We don't understand what she was doing over there, who that person is. We don't know the relation. We're just confused."

Ramirez translated for Palacio's mother, Dominga Palacios, saying, "She thinks that [her daughter] is really in danger when she found out that she was there."

The crimes Parks has been convicted of range from manslaughter to attempted first and second-degree rape.

Police tell Eyewitness News that Parks has been cooperative during the investigation and has made himself available for interviews.

Parks spoke with ABC11 by phone Wednesday. He said he had nothing to do with Palacios's disappearance. He said she spent the night at his home and couldn't find her car keys the next morning, so he allowed her to leave her vehicle at his house.

Greg Parks

"We were not close friends, just associates. I had known her for 4-5 months on just a casual basis. I wish she would walk up right now and this would all go away," he said. "I allowed her to leave her car there and I explained that to the police."

Wilson police have not identified any persons of interest and are still asking the public to keep an eye out for Palacios.

She has brown hair, brown eyes, and a small frame of 5 foot 2 inches.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilson Police Dept. at (252) 399-2323 or Wilson Crime Stoppers (252) 243-2255.

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