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

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Erica Parsons

SALISBURY, N.C. — Bones found at the former home of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons were not human, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Parsons was reported missing by her brother in July 2013. She has reportedly not been seen since November 2011.

Casey and Sandy Parsons, the adoptive parents of Erica, were sentenced in federal court in March. However, the sentencing was for defrauding the government and was not directly related to Erica’s disappearance — even though the judge blamed them for it.

The pair continued to collect federal adoption assistance money for months after Erica disappeared from their home on Miller Chapel Road in Salisbury.

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.