Police: Missing teen's bio mom plans rally, didn't apply for permit

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The biological mother of a missing Rowan County teenager was planning a rally to demand answers from police about the investigation, but officers say she didn't apply for the proper permits.

Fifteen-year-old Erica Parsons has not been seen since November 2011, but was only reported as missing seven weeks ago.

Her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, say she went to live with her biological grandmother and hasn't been seen since.

Erica's birth mother, Carolyn Parsons, gave up the child as a baby to be raised by the Parsons. Now she wants to know why no one has been charged in Erica's disappearance.

She has planned a rally on Monday to demand answers.

She created an event page on Facebook where she's calling for a rally outside the county justice center from 9 a.m. until noon, but Salisbury Police say it won't happen.

Any group that gathers must get a permit from the Salisbury Police Department.  As of Friday, no one had applied for a permit for Monday's event.

A permit must be obtained three business days before an event. At this point, police say, the earliest Carolyn Parsons could hold an event is Thursday.

Officers say if a group gathers without a permit, the event would be shut down for unlawful assembly.

Investigators told WBTV on Friday that they are working hard on the case, but they have to wait on FBI test results, among other things, before going forward with any kind of charges.

Anyone with any information on Erica's whereabouts is asked to call the Rowan Sheriff's Office at 704-216-8700.

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