Family suspends GoFundMe for missing Center Grove grad after new development

Photo: Arvada Police Department

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (WTHR) — Terrence Parks' family has suspended a GoFundMe campaign after police discovered new information in the case of his disappearance.

Parks is an Indiana native and 2013 Center Grove High School graduate. He moved to Colorado last year.

Parks was reported missing Feb. 26 after no one had heard from him since Feb. 24. The Arvada Police Department said Parks reportedly went to Breckenridge, Colorado that weekend.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help Parks' family cover lost wages and travel expenses to help search for him, but the family suspended donations on the page Sunday.

People had donated more than $19,000 in just two days.

According to an update on the page, police had received a "credible sighting" of Parks from a restaurant manager. The manager said he saw and talked to Parks at his restaurant several hours away. Parks' presence at the restaurant has not yet been confirmed by police.

The family said search strategies are changing due to this development. The search area is increasing and police no longer believe this may have been an accidental disappearance.

The search will continue until police safely locate Parks. Until then, the family has put a hold on accepting people's financial donations until they can find the best way to spend the money.

Anyone with information should contact Det. Dwayne Eaton with the Arvada Police Department at (720) 898-6900.