FBI offers reward in Erica Lynn Parsons’ case

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- The FBI is offering a reward up to $25,000 for information that leads to the location of Erica Lynn Parsons.

The girl was first reported missing on July 30, 2014, but a relative told investigators that they had not seen her since November 2011. She was 13 years old when she went missing.

Her adoptive parents said she went to stay with relatives in Asheville, North Carolina and had not seen her since. Authorities deemed the information false.

Sandy and Casey Parsons are currently serving sentences in federal prison for fraud charges relating to the girl's disappearance.

The FBI, Rowan County Sheriff's Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have continued to follow leads in the case since the reported disappearance.

“Erica had not been seen by family members for more than a year and a half before anyone notified law enforcement.  For that reason, finding Erica has proven to be a challenge, we’ve faced many obstacles, but we will not stop looking for this little girl.  She deserves to be found, she deserves for someone to come forward and help us find her,” said Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten.

Erica Parsons would now be 18.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff's Office at (704)-216-8700.