Remains ID’d of North Carolina Teen Erica Parsons Who Went Missing in 2011 … Found in South Carolina
The remains were found in the Pageland Mount Croghan area of Chesterfield County Tuesday was that of Erica Parsons who went missing in 2011. The North Carolina girl was last seen in November 2011, but her family didn’t report her missing until July 2013. At the time, she was just 13 years old. Both parents are currently incarcerated in federal prison on numerous counts, including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government, among others. Erica Parsons found buried in rural South Carolina.
Human remains found in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, are confirmed to be those of missing teen Erica Parsons, according to officials, CBS affiliate WBTV reports.
The remains were found in the Pageland Mount Croghan area of Chesterfield County Tuesday. Family members told WBTV they were asked to go to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.
According to a release from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office they, along with the FBI, obtained leads in August of 2016 that Erica was “more than likely deceased.” On September 27, the release states, the remains were located. They were then sent to the NC Medical Examiner’s Office and were identified as the young girl.
Investigators have not said how the remains were located, or indicated how Parsons may have died.
Parsons was reported missing from Rowan County in July of 2013, but had reportedly not been seen for two years prior to that time.
Parsons was reported missing by her adoptive brother, Jamie Parsons, who said she had not been seen since November 2011. Parsons was reportedly adopted by Sandy and Casey Parsons at birth.
Jamie Parsons told investigators he asked his parents where Erica was and they said they had gone to Asheville to take Erica to her grandmother’s residence. He said he has not seen Erica since.
I guess we can add murder to the list as well.
Erica’s adoptive parents, Sandy and Casey Parsons, initially told authorities they had last seen their daughter when she went to a relative’s house – but investigators later determined they were lying, according to WCNC.
Both parents are incarcerated in federal prison on numerous counts, including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government, among others.
Prosecutors in a May 2015 trial said the Parsons continued to claim Erica as a dependent for tax purposes for almost two years before she was finally reported missing.