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Erica Parson

2013 Jul 30

15-year-old Erica Parson was taken in by Casey and Sandy Parsons two weeks after her birth, and adopted two years later. In November 2011 she went missing, however the adoptive parents never reported this to authorities. Upon investigation allegations of continuous abuse were made.

Erica was abused and maltreated by her adoptive parents, who encouraged their other children to abuse the girl.

Note: Given the preliminary state of this case, the abuse has been labeled "non-lethal neglect" (for the failure to report Erica Parson's disappearance).


Title Publication date
Judge blames couple for Erica Parsons' death 2015 Mar 27
Federal prosecutor believes missing teen Erica Parsons may be dead 2015 Feb 19
Biological mom speaks out after alleged abuse revealed in court 2015 Feb 18
Hundreds of tips received on Erica Parsons case 2013 Aug 28
Casey and Sandy Parsons move from home they shared with missing teen 2013 Aug 28
Parsons attorney: Despite leaving home, family not giving up hope 2013 Aug 28
Relatives say Parsons moving to Fayetteville area 2013 Aug 28
Parsons’ parents leave their Rowan County home 2013 Aug 28
Casey and Sandy Parsons are moving 2013 Aug 27
Missing teen's biological mom wants focus on Erica 2013 Aug 27
Education officials never checked on Erica Parsons home-schooling 2013 Aug 26
Family of Erica Parsons: We just want her home 2013 Aug 26
Community members try to find Erica Parsons Sunday 2013 Aug 25
Erica Parsons' biological family: 'There is no Nan' 2013 Aug 24
Hundreds attend vigil for missing teen Erica Parsons 2013 Aug 23
'Nancy Grace' features Erica Parsons case 2013 Aug 23
Missing girl's extended, biological family speaks at vigil 2013 Aug 23
Dr Phil part two: Lie detector test results on show not good for Erica’s adoptive father 2013 Aug 22
Hearing on Parsonses’ children closed to public after ‘far too much sensational publicity’ 2013 Aug 22
Erica Parsons - Homeschool rules not always enforced 2013 Aug 22
Parsons family at odds over who should get custody of 2 children 2013 Aug 22
Search warrants in Parsons' case reveals possible charges; officials investigating 2013 Aug 22
Child-custody hearing for Erica Parsons’ family ends 2013 Aug 22
Editorial: Sandy and Casey Parsons -- accountable to no one? 2013 Aug 21
Computer-generated image shows what Erica Parsons may look like 2013 Aug 21
Rowan Co. investigators add $10K to reward in Erica Parsons case 2013 Aug 21
Woman who hired Casey Parsons as surrogate speaks out 2013 Aug 21
Billboards with missing teen Erica Parsons’ image to go up 2013 Aug 21
Hammer, teeth among items seized in new search in Erica Parsons case 2013 Aug 21
Polygraph expert: Sandy Parsons ‘strongly deceptive’ 2013 Aug 21
Erica Parsons adoptive parents to Dr. Phil: 'Erica is not missing' 2013 Aug 20
Eyewitness News talks one-on-one with Dr. Phil about the Parsons 2013 Aug 19
How Erica could disappear and no one notice 2013 Aug 18
Juvenile summons issued to Sandy Parsons, adoptive father of missing girl 2013 Aug 17
Parents of missing teen to face judge over custody of other children 2013 Aug 16
Attorney for Casey and Sandy Parsons addresses court summons 2013 Aug 16
Search warrants detail history of abuse against Erica Parsons 2013 Aug 16
Affidavits detail troubled relationship, financial questions 2013 Aug 16
Documents: Adoptive mother told investigators Erica Parsons went to Asheville 2013 Aug 15
Warrants detail alleged abuse against Erica Parsons 2013 Aug 15
Parsons’ attorney addresses allegations in warrants 2013 Aug 15
Search for clues continues in case of teen last seen in 2011 2013 Aug 15
Search warrants paint disturbing picture of Erica Parsons life 2013 Aug 15
Investigators search home of missing teen Erica Parsons 2013 Aug 14
Mother of missing girl appeals for her to come forward 2013 Aug 9
Warrants say adoptive parents abused Erica Parsons, investigators testing stains for blood 2013 Aug 9
Relatives of missing Rowan Co. teen questioned by investigators 2013 Aug 9
Mom tells some she thinks missing teen is with grandmother 2013 Aug 9
Official: Parents of missing teen gave false information 2013 Aug 8
FBI and SBI joins in search for missing girl 2013 Aug 8
Missing teen may have stayed in Asheville 2013 Aug 7
Police: Missing girl’s parents are being uncooperative 2013 Aug 7
Investigators: It’s unclear why parents didn’t report girl missing 2013 Aug 7
Family fears the worst for missing 15-year-old girl 2013 Aug 6
Family members say missing 15-year-old had painful life 2013 Aug 6
Rowan Co. Deputies: 15-year-old missing since 2011 2013 Aug 5