Company adding billboards featuring Erica Parsons

  • Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:29 a.m.
Additional billboards with Erica Parsons’ image will go up along area interstates.
Additional billboards with Erica Parsons’ image will go up along area interstates.

Adams Outdoor Advertising, the company who paid for digital billboards featuring missing teen Erica Lynn Parsons, is updating its locations.

Parsons, 15, has been missing for nearly two years, but was just reported missing more than a month ago. Her adoptive parents, Sandy and Casey Parsons, have maintained they let her stay with her biological grandmother, Irene Goodman, in Asheville.


The company initially paid to have the billboards erected in late August and have now added the following locations:

• Interstate-77 at Tyvola Road

• Interstate-485 east of I-77

• Interstate-77 south of exit 28

• Interstate-77 south of exit 28

Erica’s adoptive brother, James, reported her missing, telling authorities he had not seen his sister in nearly two years. Once investigators began looking into the teen’s disappearance, they say the adoptive parents became increasingly uncooperative.

Sandy and Casey Parsons hired an attorney, Carlyle Sherrill, a few days after being questioned by police. Sherrill has said the couple have been cooperative with law enforcement and still believe Erica is with her biological grandmother.

Investigators have not been able to verify that Irene Goodman does exist. The Goodman family has said there was no Irene Goodman and that the biological grandmother died in 2005.

Erica’s biological mother, Carolyn Parsons, has pleaded for anyone with information to come forward. Casey and Sandy Parsons adopted Erica at two years old.

Witnesses have told law enforcement Casey and Sandy physically and mentally abused Erica, which they have denied. The family packed up last week and reportedly moved to Fayetteville. They’ve been in the media spotlight after interviews with local media and after being featured on the “Dr. Phil” show.

Talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to Erica being found safe and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office offered an additional $10,000 reward leading to the location or return of Erica Parsons.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Erica Lynn Parsons is encouraged to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253. Twitter: www.twitter.com/salpostpotts Facebook: www.facebook.com/Shavonne.SalisburyPost.

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