Adoptive parents of missing Rowan Co. teen to be in court

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — The adoptive parents of a missing Rowan County teen will be in court on a custody matter later this week, according to WSOC-TV.

Erica Parsons' parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons were served with a civil summons on Friday from the Department of Social Services.

The DSS granted temporary custody of the Parsons' youngest children to Casey Parson's mother after Erica was reported missing a few weeks ago. Her disappearance went unreported for almost two years.

The Parsons claim they thought she was in Asheville with her grandmother the whole time. Investigators said that is not true.

Last week, investigators combed the Salisbury home where Erica lived before she disappeared.

Search warrants show they took carpet pieces, drywall from closets with red stains, knives as well as cameras, phones and even Jon Benet Ramsey magazines.

The child's disappearance is gaining national attention.

Her adoptive parents said they will appear on a two-part special on Dr. Phil this week.

Source: WSOC-TV