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.
11 year old Emily Dowdle has been missing since Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Catawba County, North Carolina after getting off her school bus. Emily has not been seen since she got off the school bus in front of her house around 2:15 p.m. When her parents came home, she was gone
Search crews are continuing to look for a missing 11-year-old girl in Catawba County, North Carolina.
Emily Dowdle, who attends Catawba Elementary School, has been missing since she got home from school Tuesday afternoon.
Police say Dowdle got off the school bus in front of her house around 2:15 p.m. But when her parents came home, she was gone.
Search crews are using flashlights and bloodhounds to canvass the area.
Dowdle is described as being 4’11” with long light brown hair, hazel eyes, and wears dark-framed glasses. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and capri jeans.
If you have seen Emily or know any information, you are asked to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.
The missing 11-year-old Catawba County girl has been found safe. She walked out of the woods behind her home Wednesday night, officials said.
A spokesperson for the FBI said shortly before 10 p.m. that Emily Dowdle was “located within the last half hour in a wooded area near her home.”
“She is safe, will be checked out by medics,” the spokesperson said. “Our thanks go out to hundreds of law enforcement, fire fighters, and other first responders.”
Additional details will be released most likely Thursday morning, the spokesperson added.
An AMBER ALERT has been issued Wednesday night, 9/14/16, for 6 year old Stefanny Lenneth Lopez-Castro in Wilmington, North Carolina. Stefanny was last seen at 5140 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, traveling southbound on Carolina Beach Road.
Stefanny is a 6-year-old girl described as Anglo/Hispanic. She is approximately 4 feet tall and weighs 39 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a white short-sleeve shirt, light-pink shorts with white polka dots, and black flip-flops. She has pierced ears with Cubic Zirconia earrings.
Allegedly, there is one suspected abductor, whose identity is not known.
However, he is described as possibly a white or Hispanic man seen wearing a black short-sleeve shirt with a dragon on it. He had long, black pants and boots. He was heard speaking English.
He was wearing a black helmet and was last seen on a black moped.
If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the New Hanover Sheriffs Office immediately at (910) 798-4260, (910) 465-1748 or call 911 or *HP.
After Almost 27 Years After the Abduction of 11 Year Old Missing Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph, MN … His Remains Appear to have Been Found
AFTER NEARLY 27 YEARS, JACOB WETTERLING’S REMAINS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN FOUND …
It has been nearly 27 years since 11 year old Jacob Wetterling was abducted in St. Joseph, Minnesota; however, it now appears that the investigation in finding him may be over. The remains recovered this past week in central Minnesota are being forensically tested to determine whether they are that of missing Jacob Wetterling. A person of interest has reportedly been cooperating with the case. According to reports, Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, stated Saturday morning that her son’s remains have been found. “All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken.” The “person of interest” in the case, Danny Heinrich, has been in federal custody since late October, after authorities arrested him on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Some of the material featured children under the age of 12.
Almost 27 years after the abduction of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in Minnesota, a long trail of investigation appears to be near its end.
Remains recovered this week in central Minnesota are being tested to determine whether they are Wetterling’s. A “person of interest” in the case cooperated in the investigation, according to reports that first came from KSTP-TV, Minneapolis.
Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, told KARE-TV, Minneapolis, Saturday morning that her son’s remains have been found. “All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken. I am not responding to any media yet as I have no words.”
Jacob was kidnapped shortly after 9 p.m. on the night of Oct. 22, 1989, after he and his brother, Trevor, 10, and best friend, Aaron Larson, 11, rode their bikes to a Tom Thumb store not far from the family’s rural home in St. Joseph to rent a video.
As they headed home, a masked man with a gun appeared on the remote dirt road leading to the Wetterling house, told the boys to lie face down in a nearby ditch and asked each his age. He then ordered Trevor and Aaron to run to the woods and not look back. When the boys did, Jacob and the masked man were gone.
In a statement from Patty Wetterling posted to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center website:
“We are in deep grief. We didn’t want Jacob’s story to end this way. … The Wetterlings had a choice to walk into bitterness and anger or to walk into a light of what could be, a light of hope. Their choice changed the world. … Our hearts are heavy, but we are being held up by all of the people who have been a part of making Jacob’s Hope a light that will never be extinguished. … Jacob, you are loved.”
From 1999: 10th Anniversary of Jacob Wetterling Abduction
They recovered books of child pornography, as well as a DNA sample allegedly tying Heinrich to the kidnapping and sexual assault of another Stearns County boy from the same time period. No charges can be filed in that case, however, as the statute of limitations has passed.
Heinrich’s brother, David Heinrich, his voice breaking with emotion, said Saturday that his prayers were with the Wetterling family.
“I want the Wetterlings to know I had no idea,” David Heinrich told KARE. “I am happy for them that they know — not that he’s passed, but at least they have closure.”
20 year old Ashley Lancaster has been missing since August 26, 2016 from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was last seen leaving the Oxford House in Myrtle Beach. Police are asking anyone with information on a missing 20-year-old woman to come forward.
According the department’s Faecbook page, Ashley Lancaster, 20, was last seen leaving the Oxford House in Myrtle Beach on August 26.
Her father told police that Lancaster was on a bicycle with no cell phone. She was going job hunting, according to the police report.
She is listed as being 5’ 6” tall, 120 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information on Lancaster is asked to call MBPD at 843-918-1382.