Erica Parsons, who would be 15 right now, was reported missing by her older brother on July 30. While this is troubling, what makes the situation worse is that Erica was last seen in 2011.
Casey and Sandy Parsons, who adopted Erica when she was two weeks old, have told investigators that sometime around July 2011, they were contacted by someone claiming to be Erica’s biological grandmother.
After some phone conversations and Erica visiting the woman several times in Asheville, the Parsons claim that Erica informed them she did not want to come home and wanted to live with her biological grandmother. The Parsons did not protest, and say they have not heard from their adoptive daughter since.
It has now been revealed that Erica’s biological grandmother died five years ago. So either the Parsons allowed Erica to live with a stranger and just haven’t given a shit about her safety ever since, or something even more sinister has happened.
Family members and friends have been talking to reporters, and frequenting the comment sections of news articles, to report that Erica was treated like dog shit in the Parsons house. Not just by the adults, but also by the Parsons children. So it wouldn’t be a stretch for Erica to take the first opportunity she could to get out of that situation.
But local police, who have brought in the FBI and SBI in their search for Erica, are not satisfied with the Parsons’ story and have been vocal about that. This has led to the Parsons hiring an attorney and are now no longer cooperating with police in the search for their missing daughter.
The girl’s adoptive grandparents, Janet and Steven Parsons, do not feel Casey and Sandy are telling the truth about what happened to Erica. Erica’s 19-year-old brother, who is the one who reported her missing only after getting kicked out of his parents’ house, said he also fears his parents are not telling the truth.
Erica Parsons is described as 4 feet 5 and weighing between 85 and 90lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes and appears small for her age. Anyone with information on Erica Parson’s case is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and ask for Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Investigator Clint Mauldin at 704-216-8710.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Erica was taken in by some well-meaning people and has been enjoying the last couple of years out of the Parsons’ home, and is doing great.