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9 years later: Erica Parsons' disappearance and murder

Erica Parsons was reported missing by her adoptive brother in July 2013. For over 3 years, investigators followed dozens of leads before her adoptive dad confessed.

Hank Lee

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Thursday marks nine years since the murder of Erica Parsons, the 13-year-old Rowan County, North Carolina, girl who was reported missing in the summer of 2013, nearly two years after she was killed. Her remains were found buried near a farm in Chesterfield, South Carolina, three years later in 2016.

Parsons' disappearance made national headlines and was the subject on many television talk shows as her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, made several claims that were refuted by Erica's blood relatives and investigators leading the case.