Hearing set on custody of missing FL woman's twins

November 30, 2011 - 8:30 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been set to determine whether twins of a missing Florida woman should stay in the custody of the Department of Children and Families or be returned to the home of her former fiancé, who police say is the primary suspect in her disappearance.

The hearing Wednesday in Orlando juvenile court comes a day after officials removed Michelle Parker's 3-year-old twins from the home of 40-year-old Dale Smith.

Orlando's police chief says Smith is the focus of the investigation into Parker's disappearance on Nov. 17. That was 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.