Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Andrea was last seen at 6:00 p.m. near Commerce and Seward Avenues in Port Salerno, Florida. She had just purchased candy and soda at a grocery store when she waved to a local couple as they drove by on an area street and honked. She had been home with Pat Daniels, her mother's boyfriend at the time. He told authorities he had given her permission to walk to the store and to visit a friend because she was bored. She never returned. Daniels told investigators that he began to worry about Andrea as it grew darker outside. The family had no telephone and Daniels had no access to a car, so he scoured the neighborhood on foot.
The sheriff's department became involved in the case after Andrea's mother, Linda Parsons, returned home from work around 10 p.m. on July 11, 1993, to find her daughter missing and called police.
Chester Duane Price was arrested in November 2012 and charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping of a child under the age of 13, after he was indicted by a grand jury. Price was acquainted with Andrea at the time of her disappearance, and also knew another man police once eyed as a potential suspect. The arrest comes after Price voluntarily returned to the area to give testimony to a grand jury in the case. In its news release, the sheriff's department cited Price's "extensive criminal history with arrests dating back to 1991" that included arrests for cocaine possession, assault, sale of controlled substance, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violation of domestic violence injunction.
Andrea's neighbor, Claude Davis, told investigators he had seen men stuff Andrea into a car the night she disappeared. He then said he had been collecting cans with the girl when she hit her head on a trash can and died. He said he drove around looking for help, but eventually dumped Andrea's body in a trash bin. Davis was charged with false imprisonment but the case was dropped in 1994 due to lack of evidence. He later served nine years in prison on unrelated charges. Price and Davis knew each other.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Martin County Sheriff's Office
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
TC Palm News
The Palm Beach Post