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Judge says kids must return to Fla. dad named suspect after former fiancee's disappearance
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ' A judge has ruled that twins of a Florida mother missing after a television appearance must be returned to their father ' who is the prime suspect in the woman's disappearance.
The judge ruled Wednesday that the twins face no imminent danger in the custody of 40-year-old Dale Smith. He is the focus of detectives' investigation into the disappearance of his ex-fiancee, 33-year-old Michelle Parker.
Detectives looking for Parker are currently searching a lake area.
Child welfare workers removed the 3-year-old twins from Smith's home Tuesday.
Parker disappeared Nov. 17, the same day an episode of "The People's Court" aired in which Parker and Smith argued over who was responsible for the cost of a missing engagement ring.
Smith's attorney says his client has done nothing wrong. He hasn't been charged.