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Investigators interview missing Rowan teen Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents

SALISBURY The FBI interviewed the adoptive parents of missing teen Erica Parsons on Monday morning, apparently to go over a new tip, according to the family attorney.

The questioning lasted about an hour. Casey and Sandy Parsons did not answer questions after leaving the attorney’s office. Neither did the FBI.

The family’s attorney said that when the FBI gets new tips about Erica, they meet with the Parsons to see what, if anything, they know about it.

Investigators say they’ve gotten a number of tips since they started looking for Erica about a month ago. Her older brother reported her missing two years after she was last seen at home.

The hope is digital billboards will bring in even more tips.

Adams Outdoor Advertising is putting up about 15 of them along interstates in the greater Charlotte area.

Attorney Carlyle Sherrill said the Parsonses routinely talk to the FBI, and that it shows how the family is working with law enforcement to help find Erica.

The couple say Erica willingly left home to live with her grandmother in the mountains, and that they want to find her, too.

Investigators say that story isn’t true. In search warrants, they allege Casey and Sandy Parsons verbally and physically abused Erica before she disappeared.

The couple deny any harm or wrongdoing. Nobody has been arrested or charged with Erica’s disappearance.

The lawyer says investigators have not asked the couple to take a lie detector test, as Sandy Parsons did on a national talk show last week. The results aren’t admissible in court.

If you have any information that could help investigators, call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8687. Visit a Facebook page for updates: http://www.facebook.com/EricaParsonsUpdates.

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