Murfreesboro Police Have New Evidence in 22 Year-Old Murder

Feb 7, 2014

A photo of the late Pam Miracle in a photo from the Murfreesboro Police cold case file.
Credit MPD

  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (KINZER)  --  Murfreesboro Police are taking another look at a 22 year-old murder investigation.

While looking over old cold case files, the Murfreesboro Police Department discovered a video providing new leads in the death of a 21-year-old Murfreesboro woman. Pamela Miracle, a nursing assistant at The Boulevard Terrace, went missing on July 25, 1991.

The last person to see her alive was her boyfriend, Clarence Parker. He picked Miracle up after work and dropped her off at The Yellow Cab Company where she'd left her car. She was never seen again.

Although the couple had been living together, Parker never filed a “missing person’s report”. He says he thought Miracle had left him.

Police say Parker was an early suspect and they became even more suspicious when they found Miracle’s personal belongings, including her purse, still at the couple’s Murfreesboro residence.

Cold Case Detective Tommy Massey says people who knew the couple recall his making threats to kill her if she ever tried to leave him.

“It appears that they had a pretty turbulent relationship and that there was quite a history of violence between the two.”

Ten months after her disappearance, Pamela Miracle’s remains were found in Smyrna near the Rocky Fort area. Police never developed sufficient evidence to charge Parker and the case went cold.

Detective Massey says this case is like a puzzle and he’s dedicated to finding the missing piece to solve this two-decade-old murder.

“I feel a connection to the family. Kinda feel like now I own the case too so I feel like an obligation to the family to try to do something to give them some closure. You always hope that there’s justice somewhere for the victim."

Massey hopes the new evidence will lead to the killer and finally give the family peace. He says DNA testing is being done and he’s working on re-interviewing people police spoke with 22 years ago.

Police are also looking for Parker. They suspect he’s in the Oklahoma City area.

Officials are asking anyone with information about the case to call the Murfreesboro Police Department at 615-893-1311.