Parker Mays (27) was living a seemingly charmed life with his family in Overland Park, Kansas. His father, psychiatrist Kevin Mays, mother Tamra and his two sisters Chloe and Layne all lived close by, and by all accounts, seemed to be a close family.
A quick search of Parker’s name on google brings up his social media accounts –
Parker’s Instagram – https://instagram.com/goodnightparker
Parker’s posts are unusual, to say the least. He posted many ramblings and often commented back and forth to himself on his posts.
Parker’s rants were often commented on by his family.
In the above post, Parker is asked if he is going to visit his grandfather.
In February 2018, Parker was arrested during a ‘Defend the Flag’ protest. He was charged with Criminal Damage. Lawrence Police Capt. Troy Squire said at the time that Mays kicked a truck, climbed on top of it, fell off and kicked it again.
His social media rants continued after his arrest and throughout 2019.
On January 14, 2020, Parker was arrested again. This time for the unthinkable. He was arrested on suspicion of murder after his sister Layne Mays was found dead by their mother, Tamra.
Layne’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/coppertop1479
Layne was 22 at the time she died, and by the looks of Parker’s mugshot, she fought back HARD.
Police have not yet revealed Layne’s cause of death.
Layne was an established showjumper and her instagram shows a massive contrast in lifestyles to Parker.
According to her obituary, Layne was also a talented cellist and artist.
Interestingly, her family included Parker in her obituary and also included the following quote:
Layne would like us all to remember her with the following quote she so cherished: “Family, where life begins, and love never ends”.
Parker is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
Parker was set to appear in court on Friday January 17, 2020, but at the time of writing, no further public updates were available.
People who knew Parker have started commenting online.
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