UPDATE 11/2/15 – The person who now owns the property on Miller Chapel Road cut down a large tree on the property and found some bones. The bones turned out to be not human.
UPDATE 7/19/15 – The $50,000 reward is still in place for information about the disappearance and whereabouts of Erica Lynn Parsons.
Casey Parsons, adoptive mother of missing teenager Erica Parsons, has been sent to a federal prison hospital in Texas to serve her sentence, after being sentenced in March 2015 to 10 years. Casey cashed Erica’s assistant checks for over a year after she went missing. Sandy Parsons is serving an eight-year sentence at Butner Federal Correctional Institution north of Durham.
UPDATE:7/30/14 – WGHP Fox news reported today that Sandy Parsons, 40, and Casey Parsons, 39, are being held under house arrest, from an indictment from Feb. 2010 to August 2013 that they have committed tax fraud, mail fraud, theft of government funds, identity theft and engaged in a conspiracy to defraud the government.
During the court the indictment said that Casey Parsons fraudulently used the identities of other people and used other false information when preparing federal tax returns. Sandy is charged with one count of aggravated ID theft and one count of false statements to a government agency and are both charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the government, 20 counts of theft of government funds and 20 counts of mail fraud.
And that’s not all, Casey Parsons is charged with one count of false pretense in a health care matter, two counts of Social Security fraud, 15 counts of aggravated identity theft, two counts of false statement to a government agency, six counts of aiding in the preparation of a false tax return, six counts of wire fraud and one count of making false claim against the government.
WGHP stated they were pretty angry when they left the court house and were yelling at the media to get out of the way. The two will be back in court on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem.
UPDATE: 7/23/14 – Erica’s brother does a candid interview about his sister.
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UPDATE 8/22/13 – A red wooden storage building located at the home on the 200 block of Miller Chapel Road was searched by authorities.
The building belongs to Erica Parson’s adoptive father, Sandy.
The search warrant states that a hammer, pieces of a vacuum cleaner, a video tape, Erica’s school records and teeth were seized during the search.
UPDATE: 8/21/13 – Jack Trimarco, a former FBI polygraph examiner, gave Sandy Parsons an polygraph test. He asked him: Did he deliberately cause Erica’s disappearance, and did he have a plan to cause her disappearance?
Trimarco told Dr. Phil that, “He was what I consider strongly deceptive to both relevant questions.”
Trimarco did not give Casey a polygraph test because she said that she was in pain after surgery the week before. Trimarco said pain can make the body’s response confused with deception.
|Erica Parsons age progressed photo|
UPDATE: 8/19/13 – Parsons’ adoptive parents Casey and Sandy will be on Dr. Phil on Tuesday and Wednesday. The show’s website says Wednesday’s airing includes a polygraph test. How many want to bet that Casey and Sandy Parsons will fail the polygraph test?
UPDATE 8/14/13 –
Search warrants issued at Erica’s home resulted in authorities seizing stained flooring and baseboard’s from the girl’s home. They also found a book and magazines about JonBenet Ramsey, and two large knives covered with shrink wrap. The warrants also said bank records show the Parsons continued to cash support payments for Erica’s care, but the Parsons responded that they continued to take the payments because Erica’s health insurance was tied to the payments.
Police said Casey Parsons was hospitalized at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem to undergo emergency surgery for what he said were complications with a medical problem. There was no word on her condition from the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Authorities are searching for a missing Asheville teen two years after she was last seen.
The North Carolina teen’s adoptive family didn’t report her missing because they thought she went to live with her birth family.
Erica Lynn Parsons, 15, was reported missing on August 3, 2013, after her grandparents said they had not seen her in two years, and her adoptive family told them a different story every time they asked about her.
Back in November 2011, Erica’s mother called her adoptive parents and said she wanted Erica to come and stay for her and her relatives for a while, Carlyle Sherrill, the family’s attorney said.
Sherrill, said that two years ago, a person claiming to be a relative or friend of Erica’s birth parents came by the Parsons’ home on Miller Chapel Road to pick her up and take her to her family. The adoptive parents said they did not raise an alarm at the time because Erica visited that person in Asheville on several occasions.
He went on to say that Erica call her adopted parents in February of 2012 and said she didn’t want to go back to live with them.