‘A parent’s worst nightmare’
OREGON – Ring, ring, ring. Pound, pound, pound. Cherie Parker still can hear the sounds that woke her at 2 a.m. July 29, 2007. They are forever burned into her memory. Her husband, Gaylen, opens the front door for the police and coroner, and tells his wife to get dressed. “A parent’s worst nightmare,” Cherie said.