SALISBURY – Several dozen people gathered Tuesday night at Salisbury City Park at the third vigil held for missing Rowan County teen Erica Parsons.
Tuesday night’s event was organized in part by Brian Young, who said he doesn’t want the public to forget about the case. Parsons was reported missing two months ago by her stepbrother but has not been seen since late 2011.
Her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, say they let Erica go to live with her biological grandmother. Investigators say they have found no evidence to support that story.
The adoptive parents recently moved from their home on Miller Chapel Road near Salisbury and are now living in Fayetteville. WSOC-TV is reporting Wednesday that a For-Sale sign has been posted in front of the Miller Chapel Road residence.
According to social media comments, Erica’s biological mother, Carolyn, attended Tuesday night’s vigil and spoke to those in attendance. She reportedly said she is planning to return to her home in Louisiana soon.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and the Charlotte office of the FBI are involved in the investigation.
Vigil organizers say they plan a similar event Oct. 12, probably at a church in Rowan County.
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