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Rowan authorities: No known video of Erica Parsons

Rowan County authorities said Wednesday they are not aware of any video that can be used in the search for Erica Parsons, the teen who has not been seen since late 2011.

The Observer’s news partner, WCNC-TV, reported earlier in the day that neighbors of Casey and Sandy Parsons, the missing teen’s adoptive parents, had surveillance video dating back to 2011. According to NBC Charlotte, the neighbors said investigators have studied the video.

The neighbors live across Millers Chapel Road from the home where the Parsons family lived until recently. The neighbors told WCNC they didn’t know if there was anything on the tapes that might help detectives.

However, Rowan County Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford said Wednesday that his office has not looked at any home video.

“At the present time, there is no known video that provides any clues relevant to the missing person’s case of Erica Parsons,” Sifford said.

Sifford declined further comment, saying authorities want to protect the “integrity of this ongoing investigation.”

Casey and Sandy Parsons have said they allowed Erica Parsons, who was 13 at the time, to go live with her biological grandmother in the Asheville area. Sheriff’s deputies say they have found no evidence to support that.

Meanwhile, an advertising company has added four locations with digital billboards, asking the public for help in the case. Adams Outdoor Advertising has provided a number of billboards across the region.

The newest locations are on Interstate 77 at Tyvola Road in southwest Charlotte; Interstate 485 east of I-77 near Pineville; and at two locations on I-77 south of exit 28 in Cornelius.

Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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