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Investigators Collect Evidence From Home Of Missing Rowan County Teen


SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - Search warrants issued in connection with the disappearance of a Rowan County teenager say investigators seized stained flooring and baseboards from the home where the girl lived.

The Salisbury Post reports the warrants showed investigators also collected drywall that was cut and removed from a closet area. The warrants say the drywall had red stains and is being tested for blood.

The investigators also found a book about the disappearance of JonBenet Ramsey with notes inside about remodeling a house, as well as a plastic bag with magazines about JonBenet.

Authorities began searching the property on Wednesday in an attempt to find 15-year-old Erica Lynn Parsons, who was 13 when she was last seen in November 2011. She was reported missing July 30 by her older adoptive brother.
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SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - Local, state and federal investigators are searching a Rowan County site where a missing teenage girl lived before she disappeared nearly two years ago.

Authorities say the search is aimed at finding 15-year-old Erica Lynn Parsons, who was 13 when she was last seen in November 2011. She was reported missing July 30 by her older adoptive brother.

Erica's adoptive parents, Sandy and Casey Parsons, contend she went to live with her biological grandmother in Asheville and thus never filed a missing person report.

Erica's biological mother is related to the Parsonses and has said in published reports that neither she nor Erica's biological father have relatives in Asheville. She's also said that the woman who it was said Erica went to live with has been dead for several years.

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A Rowan County teen has been missing for two years, but was just reported missing this month. The child was adopted as a baby and is now 15 years old. The grandparents say they were told she was just visiting family.

Rowan County deputies say no one has seen or heard from 15-year-old Erica Lynn Parsons since November 2011. They say she disappeared from a Salisbury home she shared with her adoptive parents that fall nearly 2 years ago, but she was just reported missing about 2 weeks ago.

"That's my fear that something happened and nobody's telling us. I'm not talking about the law I'm talking about my boy and daughter in law," said Erica's grandfather Steve Parsons.

No one answered the door at the Parsons' home this week, but deputies say they turned photos of the teenager over to law enforcement and had been advised by their lawyers not to comment.

Neighbors said they hadn’t sen a 15-year-old girl at the home and didn't know a girl lived there.

North Carolina adopts a law in December which will bring felony charges against any parent who does not report a child missing within 24 hours. Under the law, anyone who suspects a child is missing and doesn't report it will face at least a misdemeanor.


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