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Remains of Erica Parsons not to be released for at least two months, investigation continues

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The remains of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons will stay with the North Carolina Medical Examiner for at least the next two months, according to Captain John Sifford of the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

Parsons had been missing from her Salisbury home since November of 2011 but wasn't reported missing of July 2013.  Her adoptive father, Sandy Parsons, who is serving time in a federal prison for fraud, reportedly told investigators where to find Erica's remains.

Those remains were located in a shallow grave in Chesterfield, South Carolina, last week.  No one has been charged in connection with her death or disappearance.

Investigators say that when their work is complete they will turn over their findings to the Rowan County District Attorney's Office to determine of any charges are appropriate.

Erica's adoptive mother, Casey Parsons, is also in federal prison for fraud.

Captain Sifford also noted that there has been a tremendous response from the community in regards to the case.  Funeral services and a cemetery plot have both been donated, and donations to purchase a memorial bench have been secured.

Additional funds that are collected will go to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, 130 Woodson Street, Salisbury, NC, 28144.

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