Abuse victim's family still searching for answers surrounding her death

Abuse victim's family still searching for answers surrounding her death

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - The family of an East Bridgewater woman who suddenly collapsed in front of her own home and died is concerned they may never find out what happened to her.

There's a lot of mystery surrounding Kim Parker's death, which is why pinpointing the exact cause of her death has been a challenge ever since she passed away on March 10, 2013.

Kim suffered from a seizure disorder that may explain why she collapsed, but Kim was also the victim of spousal abuse.

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Parker's family is desperate to find out if she was the victim of foul play, but Edward Boleza, Kim's brother, is close to losing all hope of ever finding out what caused his sister's death.

"I'd like to know, but we'll probably never know for sure," said Boleza.

More than four years ago, Kim suddenly collapsed on the snow in front of her East Bridgewater home, which she shared with her husband, Richard Parker.

Kim had taken her dogs out to play in the yard, and Richard says he found her outside in the snow, unconscious.

At the time of her death, Parker's husband was awaiting trial on charges of violently assaulting her inside their home in 2011. Boston 25 News has been covering this story for years now.

This is a part of Kim's 911 call:

911: This line's recorded. What's your emergency? Where are you calling from?
Kim Parker: Satucket, East Bridgewater. It's Kim Parker. My husband's trying to kill me. He's go knives going.
911: Where are you calling from m'am?
Kim Parker: I'm outside in the street. I ran out of the house.

Richard Parker was convicted on four out of five charges in the case. Last week, the parole board denied his parole calling him a "classic batterer".

However, recently the medical examiner found the cause of Kim's death undetermined, and there are no charges for her death.

While Kim's family suspects Richard may have had something to do with her death, they are concerned they will never know for sure.

"I don't think anything can be done, It's done, not much to do at this point," said Boleza.

Richard Parker denies doing anything to his wife and is not facing any charges related to her death.

Parker, a retired firefighter, attempted to kill himself with Ricin shortly after attacking Kim in 2011.

The Plymouth County DA's office tells Boston 25 News the investigation into Kim Parker's death is still open.