Parsonses to FBI: Can we have our stuff back?

Parsonses to FBI: Can we have our stuff back?

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by Tony Burbeck / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 13 at 10:00 PM

SALISBURY, N.C. -- The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons say they are frustrated by a number or recent events, including a canceled interview session with investigators and not being able to get their kid’s belongings back that were seized during the execution of a search warrant, according to the family attorney.

That attorney, Carlyle Sherrill, says Casey and Sandy Parsons asked investigators for their kid’s electronics back, but the answer was no.

Family electronics including computers were seized from the family home for further testing during the execution of search warrant August 14th, when investigators went through the house on Miller Chapel Road for 12 hours looking for any evidence they could find into Erica's disappearance.

The FBI prioritized tests on those items, but we still don't know what if anything they found and there's no timetable for their return.

Sherrill says the family wants some of those electronics back because their kids need and use them just like any family.

Sherrill says a second point of frustration happened during Thursday’s DSS meeting with the Parsonses hoping to get their kids back.

DSS removed their two youngest children, a 7 year-old boy and 9 year-old girl, after Erica's older brother reported her missing. The parents consented to two straight days of questioning without a lawyer, then lawyered up after they say the line of questioning became accusatory.

Investigators and other family members allege the Parsons abused Erica and were concerned about the youngest kids as well.

Those kids are being cared for by their grandparents and the Parsonses have another court hearing about getting custody back later this month.  They deny harming their kids.

No one has been arrested or charged in Erica's disappearance.
 
 

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