Published: Nov 30, 2011 6:48 PM EST
Updated: Nov 30, 2011 6:53 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Detectives looking for a Florida woman missing after a television appearance are searching around a lake while a court considers who should have custody of her young twins.
    
The Department of Children and Families temporarily removed the children from the woman's ex-fiance pending the hearing Wednesday. Police say Dale Smith is the primary suspect in the disappearance of Michelle Parker. He's also the father of the 3-year-old twins.
    
Parker disappeared Nov. 17, the same day an episode of "The People's Court" aired in which Parker and Smith argued over who was responsible for the cost of a missing engagement ring.
    
Smith's attorney says his client has done nothing wrong. He hasn't been charged.

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