New Information Revealed about Erica Lynn Parsons Case at Sheriff Auten’s Press Conference Held Monday Afternoon

Posted on October 3, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ This afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Sheriff Kevin Auten held a press conference about emerging information in the Erica Lynn Parsons case Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Rowan County Courthouse in Salisbury. That emerging information along with new information gathered over the weekend will appear below:

• Chesterfield County, S.C. Sheriff Jay Brooks told sources that Erica Parson’s adoptive father Sandy Parsons, now in a federal prison, watched by prison guards, led an entourage Sheriff’s deputies, FBI, and SBI  to a shallow grave in a heavily wooded area near Blair Hendrix Road between the towns of Pageland and Mount Croghan in Chesterfield County, S.C.  Mr. Parsons was said to be crying when he emerged from the woods.  Shortly afterwards cadaver dogs located where Erica Parson’s skeletal remains were buried in a red clay shallow grave.  According to sources in the Sheriff’s Office the scene was pretty tough to bare.

Map of Balir Hendrick Road Between Pageland and Mt. Croghan in Chesterfield County, S.C.:

• Investigators found the first evidence within an hour, but  took almost 10 hours to excavate Erica’s grave site.

• Sheriff Auten said the site where Erica’s remains were located were never owned or rented by any member of the Parsons Family

• Sheriff Auten maintained at today’s press conference that “no pleas, arrangements or promises have been made with anyone who may be a suspect in the case.”

• At this time no charges were brought in connection with the death of Erica Parsons.  At Monday’s press conference Sheriff Auten said he hoped the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh, who positively identified Erica Parson’s remains, will help determine what charges will be appropriate for the case. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will also work with Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook in determining charges.

• Sheriff Auten said investigators believe Erica was deceased long before she was reported missing.

• Sheriff Auten told the press conference that Lyerly Funeral Home in Salisbury volunteered to handle Erica’s funeral arrangements. The West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove donated a plot for her. No date was set for Erica’s funeral service. The public can make donations toward the cost for “Erica’s Angel” and marker. Donations will also assist Prevent Child Abuse Rowan County.

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