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Dozens show for vigil honoring missing Salisbury teen

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Tuesday marks exactly seven weeks since Erica Parsons' adoptive brother called 9-1-1 to report his little sister missing. No one has seen her in nearly two years

Dozens of complete strangers met in Salisbury Tuesday night to hold a vigil in Parsons' honor. It's the third vigil in a month. 

Parsons' biological mother, Carolyn joined the crowds, telling them that her first priority was to spread the word about Erica on a national stage.

"This story has got to be other places besides just here," Carolyn Parsons said.

Carolyn gave up Erica when she was an infant. Her in-laws, Sandy and Casey Parsons adopted Erica and say they last saw her in November 2011. No one reported Erica missing until July 30th.

The Parsons insist Erica went to live with her biological grandmother, but authorities say they're lying.

"My gut feeling is she's not here any longer. I think she's deceased. I don't know exactly where they've put her," said Angela Foster, who attended the vigil.

Authorities have not charged anyone with Erica's disappearance. Carolyn Parsons lives in New Orleans and plans to head back soon. She says her first priority is getting the word out about the search for Erica in Louisiana, then spread the word to all 50 states.

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