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Hurlock Farmer Charged With Murder In Missing Man Case

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HURLOCK, Md. - August 27th 2009 is a key date: it was the last time investigators believe anyone heard from Craig Parker.

Nearly four years later 66-year-old William Hamilton is believed to have a hand is his disappearance and death.

He faces first degree murder, second degree murder and first degree assault. Parker's body still hasn't been found.

But investigators believe there's enough evidence that he was murdered. Investigators wouldn't say if Parker was living on Hamilton's property at the time of his disappearance.

Hamilton was arrested on Tuesday at his home on Williamsburg Church Road. While filming near his property, several locals stopped to talk to our crew and said they knew him, but declined to speak further about the Hurlock farmer.

What we do know about their relationship is that Parker was an employee right here at Hamilton's farm. Dorchester County state's attorney William Jones says "no-body homicides" are rare.

"It's probably the most important case in this office," said Jones. "We don't have too many murders in Dorchester County fortunately and when we have them here, they receive the highest priority."

Hamilton is currently being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center without bond. His trial is scheduled to begin on August 19th.

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