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New details released in the recovery of Erica Parsons

New details released in the recovery of Erica Parsons

Erica Parsons

Recently, the search warrants used to recover the body of Erica Parsons were made public. Erica went missing in 2011 from her home in Salisbury, North Carolina, but wasn’t reported missing for two more years. Her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, have claimed that Erica went to live with her biological grandmother in Asheville, North Carolina.

The warrants revealed that Erica’s body was allegedly disposed of by the Parsonses on December, 11, 2011. The warrants also revealed the ungodly amount of abuse that the Parsonses allegedly inflicted on her.

This treatment included “locking the girl in a closet, beating her with a belt buckle, bending her fingers back and choking her,” the warrant said. That confirmed what the Parsonses’ son Jamie had testified to during their fraud trial — that he had witnessed his parents abuse Erica and that the couple encouraged him and his younger siblings to abuse her.

Salisbury Post

The fraud trial that the above quote is referring to, is from when the Parsonses were convicted of fraud for collecting Erica’s government benefits after her disappearance.

According to his testimony, Casey would often break Erica’s fingers by bending them backwards. She would then make her own cast for Erica’s fingers and would not take her for medical assistance.

Jamie testified that Sandy would often get mad and punch Erica with his fist in the back and the top of her head.

Erica was forced to live in a closet with the clothes, Jamie testified, and was often locked in the closet for hours at a time. There was no bed in the closet and she was forced to sleep on the floor.

She was not given access to a bathroom, he said in court, and when Casey found out that Erica had relieved herself she would be beaten, Jamie said. He also said food was often withheld from Erica and she was forced to eat dog food out of a can.

WBTV

Jamie Parsons said it was his mother, Casey Parsons, who ran the house and was behind most of the abuse that everyone else was afraid to confront.

“They beat her with a belt buckle, that’s why Erica was bald on the top of her head, is because momma would always, or Casey, excuse me, Casey, would always beat her on the top of her head with the belt buckle,” he said.

WSOC

FOX 46 out of Charlotte, NC has a timeline of events in Erica’s disappearance.

Erica’s biological mother had some words for Casey and Sandy Parsons

“If you ask me what I think of him now, it’s not appropriate to hate people – I know that. It’s not appropriate to not be able to pray [for] people, and believe you me I know that one too. I don’t care. I despise every breath they’re still allowed to take,” Carolyn Parsons said.

Carolyn Parsons said after Erica was reported missing in 2013, she tried to meet with Casey and Sandy.

“I gave them ample opportunities,” she said. “See me. If you don’t want to tell the Sheriff’s Department I don’t care. If you don’t want to tell the FBI I don’t care. Tell me where she is. Tell me what you did. They never had the guts to face me and I still don’t think that they do.”

Casey and Sandy Parsons have yet to be charged in Erica’s death, but both are currently in prison, serving time for fraud.

Sandy Parsons led authorities to Erica’s remains

Sandy Parsons led authorities to Erica's remains

Erica Parsons

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been dealing with a minor health issue that’s prevented me from posting, but I’m much better now.

This past week the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference on the discovery of Erica Parsons’ remains. The Sheriff stated that it appeared that Erica had been long dead prior to her being reported missing. It was also revealed that it was Erica’s adoptive father, Sandy Parsons, who led investigators to the burial site. Let’s focus on that for just a moment. Since the time that Erica was first reported missing in 2013, she was already gone for two years. In all that time, Casey Parsons was trying to portray that somehow she and her husband were the victims, not that they were fooling anybody. All this chicanery just so they could collect a few bucks a month from the government in the form of Erica’s benefits. All the while, Erica was already dead in an unmarked grave while people who still cared about her looked for her. Sandy Parsons is also believed to have bragged in prison that they would never find Erica without him. Most reports say that Sandy Parsons was allegedly trying to work out a deal with prosecutors. If any deal has been made, I hope it only goes as far as sparing him from the death penalty. However, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has said there is no deal in place.

So far, no cause of death has been released and the Parsonses have not yet been charged in Erica’s death.

An anonymous donor donated $5000 for a memorial marker to Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, however they are still collecting donations in Erica’s name. You can make a donation here.

Skeletal remains of Erica Parsons found

Skeletal remains of Erica Parsons found

Erica Parsons

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the skeletal remains of Erica Parsons have been found. Erica went missing in 2011 from her home in Salisbury, North Carolina, but wasn’t reported missing for two more years. Her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, have claimed that Erica went to live with her biological grandmother in Asheville, North Carolina. They were convicted of fraud and are currently in prison. Casey Parsons always maintained that Erica was alive even once saying that she would travel to New Orleans to find her. At the time I sarcastically asked if she would be traveling with OJ Simpson on his trek to find the ‘real killer’.

Erica’s remains were found in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, not too far from where Sandy Parsons’ mother lived. It’s rumored that Sandy Parsons had been talking to authorities while in prison but its unknown if he told them the location of Erica’s body. When the Parsonses were sent to prison after their fraud convictions I wondered how long it would take for one of them to turn on the other. No cause of death has been discussed, but authorities will be holding a press conference next week, although it’s doubtful they’ll have that information at that time.

My prayers and condolences go out to the true friends and family of Erica.

UPDATE 10/1/2016: No charges have been filed against the Parsonses yet as the investigation is still ongoing.

New reward and new age progressed photo for Erica Parsons

New reward and new age progressed photo for Erica Parsons

Erica Parsons’ new missing poster

Yesterday, the FBI offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the location of Erica Parsons. If you’ll recall, Erica went missing in 2011 from her home in Salisbury, North Carolina, but wasn’t reported missing for two more years. Her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, have claimed that Erica went to live with her biological grandmother in Asheville, North Carolina, but no one can prove that the woman, allegedly Irene ‘Nan’ Goodman, actually exists. The Parsonses also continued to collect the government benefits for Erica while she was missing. They were convicted of fraud and are currently serving out their sentences.

The FBI and the NCMEC also released a new age progressed photo of Erica. If she is still alive she would now be 18. The photo can be seen above and at the NCMEC website.

If you know where to find her, call the Rowan County Sheriff’s at 704-216-8700 or FBI Charlotte 704-672-6100.

Bones found on property where Erica Parsons once lived

Bones found on property where Erica Parsons once lived

Erica Parsons’ missing poster

For those of you unfamiliar with the story of Erica Parsons you can catch up here.

The Rowan County (NC) Sheriff’s Office has announced that bones have been discovered on the property in Salisbury, North Carolina, where Erica once lived. The bones were discovered after the current owner cut down a tree and found the bones. According to local news reports the bones could in fact be animal bones especially since the Parsons kept several animals on the property when they lived there. So there’s a good chance that this could turn out to be nothing.

However what I find fascinating was some of the evidence investigators found on the property in 2013 that I haven’t heard about until now…

That list includes a “plastic bag with JonBenet Ramsey magazines” and a “JonBenet book with notes inside about remodeling house.”

In addition to finding photos and books about the death of JonBenet Ramsey inside the Parsons home, the new warrant states that investigators also found material on the “South Carolina Susan Smith case.”

This is important since Erica’s adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, were still collecting government benefits for Erica after she had disappeared. Both of them are currently serving jail sentences on federal fraud charges. Casey Parsons claims that Erica went to live with her biological grandmother in Asheville, North Carolina. A woman she claims has the name of Nan Goodman that law enforcement can not locate or even verify exists which sounds vaguely familiar to the claim Casey Anthony allegedly made that her daughter was with a baby sitter by the name of Zenaida Gonzalez who didn’t actually exist.

In my opinion Casey Parsons has always come off as the arrogant sort who thought she could outsmart not only local police but the FBI. In reality it seems that the only reason she’s gotten away with Erica’s disappearance so far is dumb luck. Here’s hoping that investigators can eventually close the book on Erica’s disappearance but it seems more and more like Erica is unfortunately no longer with us.

UPDATE: The initial findings seem to indicate that the bones are probably animal bones.

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons sentenced for fraud

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons sentenced for fraud

Erica Parsons’ missing poster

This past Friday, the adoptive parents of Erica Parsons, Casey and Sandy Parsons, were both sentenced to federal prison time after being previously convicted on fraud charges. Casey was sentenced to ten years while Sandy was sentenced to eight. They were both immediately taken into custody at the time of sentencing.

The Parsons’ were collecting government benefits for their adopted daughter Casey, even though no one had seen Erica for a year before she was reported missing by her adoptive brother. Casey Parsons claimed she gave Erica to Erica’s maternal grandmother, a woman by the alleged name of Irene ‘Nan’ Goodman. The problem is no one can prove that Nan exists or that the exchange ever took place. There has also been evidence that while Erica was with her adoptive parents that she was abused horribly. Also there were other allegations of fraudulent activity by Casey Parsons against other persons as well. It seems like she was another grifter in the vein of Elisa Baker.

I wonder how long it will take before the Parsons turn on each other while in prison. Alive or dead Erica deserves justice, and not these measly fraud sentences.

UPDATE 6/23/2016: Casey Parsons has been moved to a minimum security prison in Florida.

UPDATE 7/18/2016: This is a super late update, but both Casey and Sandy Parsons have had their appeals for lesser sentences denied by the Federal Courts.

Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents guilty of fraud

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons sentenced for fraud

Erica Parsons’ missing poster

Earlier today Erica Parsons’ adoptive father, Sandy Parsons, was found guilty of fraud for collecting government benefits for Erica long after she had disappeared. Her adoptive mother, Casey Parsons, pleaded guilty to fraud charges earlier this month. They are both scheduled to be sentenced in February. Sandy Parsons is looking at a possible sentence of 20+ years in prison.

I thought the fraud charges would get one of them to crack about the possible whereabouts of Erica but it appears that they are thick as thieves so to speak.

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons arrested on fraud charges

Erica Parsons’ missing poster

Last week the adoptive parents of Erica Parsons,Casey and Sandy Parsons, were arrested by federal agents on fraud charges. Erica has been missing from their Salisbury, North Carolina home since 2011 but the Parsonses have allegedly been collecting government benefits on Erica since that time.

The pair have been charged with 76 counts of various fraud charges stemming from Erica’s disappearance ranging from mail fraud to healthcare fraud among others. The pair was released and have been ordered to wear monitors.

Hopefully this will jar one of the two into telling authorities what really happened to Erica instead of the outrageous story that she went to live with her biological grandmother ‘Nan’. If I had to take a guess on who will crack first I would imagine it would be Sandy Parsons as Casey probably doesn’t feel like she did anything wrong.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Erica Lynn Parsons is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, 1st. Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Investigator Sara Benfield at 704-216-8739.

FBI: There is no ‘Nan’

Erica Parsons’ missing poster

FBI on Parsons case: Nan does not exist:

Speaking of giving kids to fictitious people the FBI recently announced they’re offering a reward for information leading to the return of Erica Parsons of $25,000. The Rowan County Sheriffs had and still is offering a reward of $10,000.

That’s not the only thing they announced though. The FBI has said unequivocally that there is no such person as Irene ‘Nan’ Goodman. Nan is the person that the Parsonses allegedly claim they gave Erica too two years ago. They also claim they believed Nan was Erica’s biological grandmother. Let’s here from The Bureau…

“We know Erica did not go to live with Irene Goodman, which has previously been reported. I can tell you Nan just doesn’t exist,” said FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Deron Roberts.

Erica’s adoptive mother, Casey Parsons, only commented on the new reward money…

“I think this is excellent. I am very excited to hear this. You have made my day with this announcement, thanks.”

It’s like you can almost hear the gears turning to see how she can figure out to get the reward money herself.

Judge to Parsons: You’ll get your kids back when you produce Erica

Erica Parsons’ missing poster

Sandy, Casey Parsons’ two youngest children will stay with aunt and uncle for now:

Judge: Parsons’ children stay with aunt, uncle; another hearing set:

Family member says Parsons did not regain custody of children:

The adopted parents of Erica Parsons were in court this past week. Casey and Sandy Parsons were there to try to gain back custody of their youngest kids, you know, the ones who haven’t mysteriously vanished. Currently the children are staying with their aunt and uncle and according to family members will stay with them a while longer.

While Casey Parsons emerged from court saying “We won.” nothing could be further from the truth. Which is typical because she’s about as far from the truth as you can get. While local media were not allowed in the courtroom some family members were able to convey to the media what the judge’s ruling was. The judge basically ruled that the Parsonses can possibly get their kids back if they can produce Erica without breaking the law…

The judge gave the Parsonses a list of requirements that must be met, including counseling, drug testing and anger management for Sandy Parsons, according to WBTV. The judge also ruled that the Parsonses have to prove that Erica is alive or be able to explain what happened to her without sparking any criminal charges, David Whisenant reported.

If it wasn’t for the fact that a 15-year-old girl is missing and possibly dead it would be entertaining to see what Casey Parsons will say or do next in light of the judge’s ruling. Maybe a miracle will happen and they will produce Erica without breaking any laws but I won’t be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

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