I apologize for not posting about Erica Parsons. Even though the story is a month old and is happening not too far from where I live I’ve been so involved in my own little world that I hadn’t heard her story until recently. If you’re like me and have not heard Erica’s story here’s what is known.
Erica’s biological mother gave her up for adoption in 2000 when Erica was 2. Erica’s was adopted by her biological mother’s in-laws who line in Salisbury, North Carolina. I’m not going to name them because they have not been charged with a crime…yet.
Last month Erica’s adopted brother reported her missing. After authorities investigated her disappearance it turns out that no one has seen Erica since 2011. Her adoptive parents allegedly claim that they dropped her off at a McDonald’s in Mooresville, NC so she could go live with her paternal grandmother, Irene Goodman, in Asheville, NC. Except police can’t find an Irene Goodman and Erica’s biological mother says that Erica’s paternal grandmother died five years ago.
Erica was allegedly home-schooled by her adoptive parents and the parents allegedly collected state checks the entire time Erica was missing. On top of that they recently moved out of their home where investigators found books and magazines about JonBenet Ramsey.
A lot pf people would be quick to compare Erica’s story to that of Zahra Baker since they happened relatively not too far from each other. However I would say this is more like Caylee Anthony especially considering they say that Erica was dropped off with an allegedly fictitious person. Irene Goodman is the Zenaida Gonzalez of the Erica Parsons story.
Maybe Erica is alive and her adoptive parents are only guilty of fraud. Unfortunately these stories usually do not have such happy endings.