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« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2013, 09:06:10 PM »

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/11/23/4491992/booming-nc-home-schools-face-little.html
Booming NC home schools face little scrutiny
November 23, 2013

 
Home schooling is booming in North Carolina. The number of registered home schools has doubled in the past decade to 53,347. Mecklenburg County alone has more than 4,000 registered schools serving an estimated 6,573 children.

In North Carolina, like most states, those children can disappear from outside scrutiny. Home schools are never inspected; federal courts have ruled that sending government workers into homes violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.

Keeping records of attendance, immunization and testing is required by N.C. law but voluntary in practice. Once a year, home educators are invited to a meeting in their region where they can show those records to state officials, who make no copies. About three-quarters of the parents, including Larson, choose not to participate, state officials say.

“Most children who are home-schooled are safe, with very good parents,” says Dr. Preeti Matkins, a pediatrician with Levine Children’s Hospital and Charlotte’s Teen Health Connection. She’s a member of the N.C. Pediatric Society’s Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, which has delved into concerns about home schooling.

The Charlotte area alone has at least a dozen home-school groups, where parents meet to support each other and provide proms, sports, field trips and community service projects for their children.

The fear is focused on the people who use the cloak of privacy afforded by home schooling to hide mistreatment. In a recent report, the Pediatric Society dubbed the victims “invisible children.”

Robert McCarter, managing attorney for the Council for Children’s Rights in Charlotte, says there’s no reason to think that home schooling encourages abuse, but notes that abusers can use it as a cover: “The people who are going to be abusive to children don’t want to do it in public. If they are sending a child out to school every day, and he has a black eye or a chain mark on his wrist, people are going to notice.”
 
The adoptive mother of Erica Parsons, who is missing and suspected to be dead, registered a home school in Salisbury in 2005, when Erica was 7 years old. The mother never produced any follow-up records, the state says, and Erica’s educational path after that is unclear. She attended North Rowan Elementary half of her second-grade year, withdrawing in January 2006, and attended third grade at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Cabarrus County in 2007-08, school records show. Her older brother reported her missing in July 2013, but no one has been able to verify where she has been since 2011, when she was 13.
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2015, 12:45:18 PM »

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/sentencing-hearing-friday-adoptive-parents-missing/nkgF8/?ecmp=wsoctv_social_facebook_2014



Casey was sentenced to 10 years in prison while Sandy was sentenced to eight years.

"I have sentenced over 1,000 people. I cannot think of a case that has disturbed me more,” said the judge during court Friday.

The judge called the Parsons sinister, and said, "You embarked on a plan to get rid of" Erica.

He also said the Parsons knew that if they stopped accepting government benefits for Erica, people would wonder what happened to her.

Erica's biological mother, Carolyn Parsons, told Channel 9 after the sentencing that she hopes they "enjoy their life in hell."


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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2016, 08:32:37 AM »

Update: Bones found at former home of missing Rowan County teen Erica Parsons not human

Posted 4:25 pm, November 2, 2015

 

The person who now owns the property on Miller Chapel Road cut down a large tree on the property and found some bones.
 
The person called the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.
 
Digital images of the bones were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office, which determined the bones were likely from a small animal.
http://myfox8.com/2015/11/02/bones-found-at-former-home-of-missing-rowan-county-teen-erica-parsons/
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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2016, 11:05:11 PM »

She has been found at last...
"Remains of Erica Parsons discovered five years after she disappeared"
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/body-of-erica-parsons-discovered-five-years-after-she-disappeared/451930197
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2016, 07:01:59 AM »

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article105048256.html

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 8:32 PM
Missing nearly five years, Erica Parsons found buried in rural S.C.

Nearly five years after Erica Parsons was last seen, her diminutive skull and bones were delicately sifted by detectives from the red clay of upstate South Carolina, the final chapter of her short and ever-tragic life, an all-American horror story.

Erica – who was given up at birth to a family said to despise her – was found in deep, rural Chesterfield County, S.C., after her adoptive father told authorities where to find her, people close to the investigation told The Charlotte *******.

   Erica’s decomposed remains, tugged from the soil in a remote area not far from where Sandy Parsons’ mother lived, has already been carried to the N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office and identified.

 
Authorities said late Thursday they learned in August that Erica was more than likely deceased, but did not elaborate on specifics.

Both Sandy Parsons and his wife were convicted last year of financial crimes that included cashing adoption assistance checks totaling more than $12,000 after her disappearance, and are both in federal prisons.

Sandy Parsons, 42, is serving eight years in a prison in Butner and his wife, Casey Parsons, 41, is serving 10 in Tallahassee, Fla.

Authorities said Erica’s remains were recovered by Rowan County detectives who were joined by agents from the FBI and N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

Remote area

David Marshburn, a Smithfield private investigator, was retained last year by a family member to help look for Erica's body.

Working on a tip, Marshburn said he examined an area near Pageland, S.C., in June, and was planning on organizing a large-scale search soon if other tips he was pursuing petered out.

Casey Parsons had always maintained that she gave Erica to the girl’s biological grandmother named “Nan” Goodman at a fast-food restaurant.

She had said during the investigation that Goodman – who authorities were never able to find – lived in a white house with two chimneys, a long front porch and a horse pasture beside it, Marshburn said.

When Marshburn and his lead investigator, Marsha Ward, went to explore the area, they saw a dwelling that eerily matched the description: two chimneys, long porch and a pasture with a couple of horses.

Only one thing – the house wasn’t white; it was brown.

Marshburn said that Sandy Parsons’ stepfather, who lives in the residence, told him that Casey Parsons always liked the house “but she thought it would be prettier white.”

Marshburn said the house was at least two miles down a dirt road from the main highway, a “very secluded” area, he said.

Timber had recently been harvested in the woods nearby, which Marshburn said makes searching difficult because the ground is disturbed and limbs and wood are strewn about.

Marshburn said he passed on the information about the tip and the house to the FBI and Rowan County authorities investigating Erica's case.

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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2016, 10:25:32 AM »

http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/how-erica-parsons-body-was-found-a-path-paved-by/article_83f5fde7-465f-5ad8-a2e2-89b8744e14b1.html

How Erica Parsons' body was found: A path paved by years of frustration
 
 

Charlotte — For three frustrating, fruitless years, authorities hunted for Erica Parsons — using computers, search warrants, tracking dogs.

Their unexpected break came only this summer, the path to her body materializing from a federal prison in Butner.

It was there that Sandy Parsons — the adoptive father of the girl whose 13 years on Earth were spent in harsh servitude and gruesome exploitation — reached out to authorities through an intermediary.

  Break in the case

This summer, Sandy Parsons told a relative that he was trying to work out a deal with prosecutors.

He boasted that Erica’s body would never be found without him. She was buried in a place where hikers, hunters and wandering children would be unlikely to find her.

  On Sept. 27, Sandy Parsons was taken to the area and led authorities down a remote road to a small mound shaded by pines.

  They found the remains in a shallow grave just yards from a desolate, earthen path. Whoever disposed of Erica hadn’t carried her small body very far and hadn’t dug very deep.
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2016, 10:33:20 AM »

http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/210566221-story

Erica Parsons' biological mother: I don't have closure

  “I don’t have closure. They say it gets easier. I get angrier,” Carolyn said.

Carolyn gave Erica up for adoption to give her a better life. But according to court testimony, Erica was tortured by her adoptive family, beaten with a belt, and locked in a closet.

Erica’s adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons are in prison for fraud related to Erica’s disappearance, but they haven’t been charged in her death, even though authorities say Sandy Parsons led them to the place where Erica’s body was buried. 
 
“She is a free spirit, she’s no longer trapped, she’s no longer scared, she’s in heaven playing away,” Carolyn said.


Prevent Child Abuse Rowan is collecting donations in Erica’s memory. You can mail donations to:

Prevent Child Abuse Rowan County

130 Woodson Street

Salisbury, NC 28144

Be sure to indicate that you want the donation to go towards "Erica's Angel."

There will be a benefit concert to raise money for Erica Parsons' memorials on Oct. 22 starting at noon at Tilley Harley-Davidson. The location is 653 Bendix Drive in Salisbury. The concert is free, but donations will be taken for Erica's memorials. 
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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2016, 11:25:50 PM »

its prob just my bad memory, Sandy Parsons, (Parsons) was that one
of the names from Zahra Clare Baker case, no mention here @ wiki
of a (Parsons)

Reportedly, Elisa Baker was married seven times
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Zahra_Baker#Elisa.27s_past_marriages


 
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in a closet.
http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/210566221-story
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2017, 12:52:59 AM »

 

Erica was reported missing in July 2013, but investigators discovered she had not been seen since 2011 when she was 13 years old.

Her adoptive parents, Sandy and Casey Parsons, are both serving time for collecting federal benefits for Erica, even though she was no longer living in her home.

Her remains were found in Chesterfield County after Sandy told investigators she was dead. Warrants show that Sandy told detectives that Erica was buried Dec. 19, 2011.

The warrant states that in August, Sandy Parsons told a Rowan County investigator that Erica was dead and said that the girl’s body was discarded off Taylor Chapel Road in Pageland, South Carolina, near the home of Sandy Parsons' mother.

So far, no one has been charged in Erica's death.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said no information about progress of the investigation, findings from the medical examiners or potential criminal charges will be released at this time.

Erica’s Day

Saturday February 25th 2017 2:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church Salisbury

223 North Fulton Street

Salisbury, NC

Funeral: 2:00 p.m.

Processional to West Lawn Memorial Park: 3:00 p.m.

Processional will travel down Fulton Street, Liberty Street, Main Street, China Grove to West Lawn Park

Burial Site

West Lawn Memorial Park

1350 South Main Street

China Grove, NC

Graveside Service: 3:30 p.m.
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2018, 01:35:20 PM »

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/erica-parsons-case-parents-charged-with-murder-years-after-n-c-girl-vanished/
Erica Parsons case: Parents charged with murder years after N.C. girl vanished
February 20, 2018

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- The parents of a North Carolina girl who was missing for years before her father led them to her skeletal remains in 2016 will be charged with murder, reports CBS affiliate WBTV.

A grand jury on Monday indicted Sandy and Casey Parsons on charges of first-degree murder, felony child abuse, felony concealment of death and felony obstruction of justice in the death of their daughter Erica, the station reports. Erica Parsons went missing in 2011, when she would have been 13, but wasn't reported missing until two years later by her brother.

Sandy Parsons and his wife Casey are both serving sentences in separate federal prisons after being convicted of fraud for taking federal adoption assistance money meant for the girl long after she was last seen, the station reports.

Testimony at the fraud trial unveiled a pattern of abusing Erica, who was adopted and lived with the family from 2000 until she disappeared in 2011.

Sandy Parsons was in prison in August 2016 when he allegedly admitted that the girl's body was "discarded" on Dec. 19, 2011, and that it could be found in Pageland, S.C., near property owned by his family, reported WBTV. A judge approved an escort team to transport Parsons from prison to help investigators locate the body, and they uncovered the girl's remains in a shallow grave the next month, the warrant said.

No plea deal was offered in exchange for the information, officials have said.
 
The body was returned to a Rowan County for an autopsy. On Jan. 9 the autopsy report was received from the medical examiner, which Auten called critical in moving forward with the case. The report, obtained by WBTV, found that Erica died of "homicidal violence of undetermined means." The coroner wrote "we cannot exclude the possibility of a terminal blunt force injury, suffocation or strangulation."

The autopsy found the girl was malnourished and had been abused over a long period of time. Sandy Parsons has allegedly admitted his "harsh treatment" of the girl, including beating her with a belt, bending her fingers backward, locking her in a closet and choking her. According to the warrant, UNC School of Medicine Dr. Cynthia Brown called the abuse "child torture."

Auten said he was at times critical that the medical examiner's report took such a long time to complete, but said the skeletal condition of the remains and the long period of time the body had been left undiscovered made the case unusual.

Auten said the case has "haunted" the community and law enforcement for years. He said he's relieved to be able to move forward with the prosecution phase and finally seek justice for the child.

"There's people that think the Parsons should have already been hung on the square," Auten said. "But they'll have their day in court. We'll let a jury decide their fate."

He said more than anything, he was glad that the girl's remains are back in Rowan County and that she was able to have a proper burial.
 
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