RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The man accused of killing a Wilson mother in August appeared in court Monday.
Gregory Parks is accused of kidnapping and killing 20-year-old Isabel Palacios.
Parks’ attorney asked the judge for a $25,000 bond and argued his client has cooperated with authorities and there has not been a body found.
Despite Parks’ attorney’s request, the judge gave Parks a $1 million dollar bond.
Palacios has been missing since Aug. 1. Police said there is enough evidence to charge Parks with her murder even though no body has been found.
Parks has a long criminal history and was released from prison less than a year before Palacios’ disappearance. He’s been convicted of manslaughter, rape and assault on a female.
Police believe Palacios was last seen at Parks’ home on Ward Boulevard.
“If she’s gone with no life somewhere, we just want to find her so we can at least have a funeral for her to bury her,” said Gloria Cortez, Palacios’ aunt.
The unknown has not been easy on Palacios’ family. They say the loss is especially hard on her young daughter.
“When she sees her pictures, she says ‘that’s a picture of my mommy. Are you looking for my mommy?’,” said Cortez.
Police arrested Parks and charged him with Palacios’ murder in August. Parks is scheduled to be in court Monday for a bond hearing.
Parks was denied bond in his first court appearance during the summer.