The mystery continues
Tuesday, 8 January 2019
At the site where Wayne County Deputy Parker Doolittle disappeared on Sunday, the 6th of January 2019, an emerging make shift memorial site is growing in size and content. Three mourners with candles were spotted Monday at about midnight under the pines trees on Torrey Main Street near Doolittle’s patrol car, plastic flower arrangements began to appear as if out of the blue shortly there after and have begun to cover the hood of Deputy Parker Doolitle’s Crown Vic patrol car. It is somewhat surmised that a disgruntled speeder placed a dead rabbit near the front tire of Dolittle’s patrol car but it was quickly removed out of respect for the missing officer.
At this time little is known about the disappearance of Wayne County Deputy Parker Doolittle, and an official statement has yet to be released by local resident and public information officer Gabriel (Gabby) Gifford. Local speculation is growing at an exponential rate and those in the know are remaining rather zipped-lipped, which is not uncommon in missing person’s situations, and as the case continues to evolve in concern and complexity.
It is rumored that a growing list of “persons of interest” is in progress, some of which have been reported to be seen on highway 95 racing at 64 mph north toward the freeway near Green River, another carload of possible suspects were pulled over south of Salina for not wearing seat belts but were released with a wave of the index finger and stern safety warning. In Salt Lake Information highway signs are flashing a “Doolittle Disappearance” warning message for motorist traveling I-15, something similar to an Amber Alert but for adults.
The last time it is remembered that anyone around here came up missing was when Al Adamson, owner of the Rim Rock Motel and Restaurant was reported missing in 1995. Five weeks later, after law enforcement officials discovered his remains beneath the concrete and tile-covered floor where his hot tub once sat at his home in Indio, California, his live-in contractor Fred Fulford was arrested at the Coral Reef Hotel in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Fulford was charged with and convicted of murder, and sentenced to 25 years to life tiling bathrooms and showers in a California prison.
The time before that was when it was rumored that Ted Bundy had hid a body out on Beas Lewis Flats some time in the 1970’s. Ted Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar, and necrophiliac who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. Shortly before his execution and after more than a decade of denials, he confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. The true number of victims is unknown and possibly higher. Of course it is all speculation at the point nor does it have anything to do with the disappearance of Wayne County Deputy Parker Doolittle but it does make for some interesting local lore.
So why all the hub bub about a dummy deputy that has silently sat in a 70’s era cop patrol car for over a decade, day in and day out, on the side of the highway in Wayne County, Utah, BECAUSE he is locally and nationally adored and MISSING, and no one has any real answers where he is at or why he is gone, and the story beats anything being reported in the local newspaper by a long shot. So yes the mystery disappearance of Wayne County Deputy Parker Doolitle is very confusing and a reason for stress and will continue to be so until some concrete answers are forth coming.
Adus F. Dorsey II – Thurber, Utah – Reporting