Chester Price, Andrea Parsons: Suspect in Port Salerno child's death will change plea

STUART, Fla. - A man accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old Port Salerno girl in 1993 is scheduled to appear before a Martin County judge for a change of plea hearing.

Chester Price was arrested by the Martin County Sheriff's Office in 2012 after investigators linked him to the disappearance of Andrea Parsons.

When Price was arrested, he entered a plea of not guilty.

In 2012, detectives said Price told them he picked up the child outside a Port Salerno grocery store in 1993

He said she tried to bite him and escape the van, but Price said he knocked her unconscious.

He told detectives he then disposed of Parsons' body the next day.

Those close to the case, including Parsons' family, say there won't be any closure until a conviction and the child's body is found.

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