Family of missing Joliet mother Jeanie Parker holds vigil

April 14, 2013 7:40:43 PM PDT
It has been an emotional weekend for the family of 54-year-old Jeanie Parker who has been missing since March.

Parker's gathered tonight for a prayer vigil at a park in south suburban Joliet.

Parker's son, 21-year-old Charles McCullum was charged with her murder.

McCullum told police he stabbed Parker and threw her body in the Des Plaines River.

"He couldn't have been in his right mind. Cuz that lady would bend over backwards for her kids, so i know he wasn't in his right mind. At the same time, we have to show him love, you know, forgive him," Parker's brother Terrance Robinson said.

A body was recovered from the Des Plaines River in Channahon Saturday.

Parker's family is convinced the body is hers although the remains have not been officially identified.