This weekend marked the fourth anniversary of the day when Erica Parsons was first reported lacking to the Rowan Sheriff’s Workplace.
Parsons got here to the eye of the general public on the finish of July in 2013 when her adoptive brother reported that she was lacking from the household’s house on Miller Chapel Street in Salisbury.
Jamie Parsons additionally advised investigators that Erica had not been seen since November 2011.
A nationwide search involving a number of regulation enforcement businesses turned up no hint of the younger woman.
Rewards have been provided, billboards posted, and Erica’s adoptive mother and father even appeared on the Dr. Phil Present to say that they believed Erica was nonetheless alive.
Sandy and Casey Parsons stated that that they had delivered Erica to stay together with her grandmother in Asheville.
From the start investigators stated that they didn’t consider the claims made by Erica’s adoptive mother and father.
In 2014 Sandy and Casey Parsons have been convicted on federal fraud fees for persevering with to simply accept federal adoption help cash lengthy after Erica had disappeared.
Investigators continued to attempt to discover out what occurred to Erica and got new perception in the course of the sentencing part of the fraud proceedings when there was testimony that Erica had been regularly tortured by her adoptive household.
Jamie Parsons testified that Erica was pressured to stay in a closet, was given pet food to eat, had her fingers bent backward by her adoptive mom, and was crushed.
Sandy Parsons was given an eight-yr sentence in federal jail, Casey was given ten years.
Final yr, Sandy Parsons advised investigators the place Erica’s stays could possibly be discovered. He was taken out of jail and allowed to cause them to a shallow grave close to some household property in South Carolina.
The stays have been turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Workplace, then launched to authorities in February, 2017.
On February 25, a particular memorial service was held at First Baptist Church in Salisbury for the group to honor the reminiscence of Erica Parsons.
Throughout a prayer, Guardian advert-Litem John Carlton thanked God for Erica’s life.
“Ache and struggling that the majority of us don’t even know, however what we do know for sure is that when Erica awakened after that tragic night time of her demise, she was nose to nose with you…nose to nose with a loving savior who welcomed her into his arms and informed her by no means once more will she endure,” Carlton stated.
In closing, Dr. Lance reminded the group concerning the duty of caring for youngsters, and…