Elaine Antoinette Parent (August 4, 1942-April 6, 2002) was an American criminal known as "the world's most wanted woman" in the late nineties and early '00s. She was wanted for the murder of her potential roommate, Beverly McGowan. Beverly had placed an ad in the paper looking for a roommate. A woman named "Alice" answered the ad. The woman named "Alice" was actually Parent. Soon after, Beverly disappeared and on July 19, 1990, her remains were found in a rural canal in St. Lucie County, Florida. She was given the nickname the "Chameleon Killer" by the media, and evaded capture for 12 years. When Florida police caught up with her on April 6, 2002 she committed suicide. Beverly McGowan's murder and the search for Elaine Parent were profiled on Unsolved Mysteries and America's Most Wanted.