Warrant: Red Stains Found On Pants, Drywall In Home Of Missing Salisbury Girl

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Courtesy WBTV.

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Investigators logged 68 items they took from the home of a missing 15-year-old girl during a search Wednesday, according to a report from WBTV.

According to a warrant obtained by WBTV, items removed from Erica Parsons' home include a plastic bag with JonBenet Ramsey magazines, a JonBenet book with notes inside about remodeling a house, a pair of Arizona jeans with red stains, electronics, mobile devices, paperwork and drywall cut and removed from a closet area with red stains. Baseboards in the closet with red stains were also removed.

The warrant states the section of drywall was tested for blood.

Erica was last seen by her step-brother, James Parsons, in November 2011, according to the sheriff's office. James reported that Erica was missing July 30, 2013.

Investigators said when he asked his parents, Sandy and Casey Parsons, about Erica's location, they told him she went to stay with her biological grandmother in Asheville

Her adoptive parents said in a previous interview they didn't file a report because they didn't consider her missing. However, the warrant from the search of the home said the parents could not tell investigators the location of the home they took Erica.

The warrant said, "James told investigators that Sandy and Casey Parsons routinely abused Erica both mentally and physically. James also reported that Sandy and Casey Parsons continued to receive checks for Erica from the State of North Carolina after she was last seen in 2011."

In their report, investigators said, "It is believed that the continued desire to utilize the funds, proceeds, or financial assistance intended for the care of benefit of Erica Lynn Parsons resulted in the delay or outright denial to report Erica Lynn Parsons missing in a timely or reasonable time frame."


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