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Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Find Missing Girl

FBI Charlotte September 06, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch (704) 672-6766

The Charlotte Division of the FBI is assisting the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, to find Erica Lynn Parsons, who was reported missing by a relative on July 30, 2013. The relative advised investigators he had not seen Erica since November 2011 when she was 13 years old. Erica’s adoptive parents say the girl went to stay with relatives in the Asheville, North Carolina area and have not seen her since. Sheriff’s investigators have determined the information the parents provided was not true.

A photo previously released of Erica was taken at approximately age 9. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children created an age-progression photo of Erica to more accurately depict what she may look like at age 15.


As investigators work to create a timeline of exactly when Erica was last seen, anyone with information on Erica’s whereabouts is asked to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700 or FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100.