DAPHNE, Ala. - It's a crime that shocked the Eastern Shore. A young woman,Brianna Parish, was found murdered in Daphne. Monday, policereleased new information on the case and they're hoping one of youmay be able to help solve it.
Monday afternoon I spoke with the Baldwin County Coroner JimSmall, he says an autopsy was performed however they are notreleasing the results due to the investigation.
The victim's family believes those results may not only tellthem what happened, but also what will lead police to Brianna'skiller. Twenty-one year old Brianna Parish's lifeless body wasfound hidden under debris in a Daphne sewage plant.
Family members believe she was raped, but can't seem tounderstand why and how she got here. Brianna's father Bruce said,“We're not sure what to think, we know what we hopedhappened. We hope he slipped her some drugs and she wasout.”
Police have questioned a person of interest to try and find out.He is Troy MacDonald, although he's no stranger to the law, policesay he isn't a suspect. But they do believe there is a possibledrug connection between him and Parish. Police said he was also thelast person to talk with her.
Parish was last seen at the Bay House Pub after she was aboutto enter with a friend. Friends say she stayed outside on the phonebut never made it into the bar. Bruce said, “Had she not lefther friend this would not have happened."
As Parish's family consoles each other, they said they know theycan't turn back the hands of time, but they can give advice toyoung females who could have been in the same position asBrianna.
Her cousin Auna Wallace said there's power in numbers, "I'venever been the type to go out a lot, but now if I do, I'm going tohave somebody with me at all times, because for this to happenhere, it's just unbelievable."
They never believed something so tragic could happen to someoneso loving. Auna added, "Bri was just the happiest person, neverupset, she was always there for everybody." Police are stilllooking for any clues that could possibly tell them who'sresponsible. They also said Brianna's gold purse, pink wallet andkeys with pictures on them are still missing.
If you know anything about this crime, call Daphne Police.
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