SALISBURY, N.C. -- The adoptive mother of Erica Parsons is, for the first time, offering an explanation for some of the items taken from the home where Erica was last seen two years ago.
Casey and Sandy Parsons said they left Erica two years ago with a grandmother in Asheville, but in late July another of their children told police Erica was missing.
In August investigators searched the Parsons’ home on Miller Chapel Road and seized a number of items from the house.
The search warrant said investigators took carpet pieces and drywall from a closet with red stains, and two other pieces of drywall from the rear of a closet.
Casey Parsons allowed NBC Charlotte Tuesday to look inside the home, which is all but empty as the family has been packing up the house to move. Casey opened the door to the closet that was empty but appeared neat and clean.
“We don’t have any wood missing from the closet,” Parsons said. She also said that, to her knowledge, no drywall had been removed.
Casey then went on to explain a hammer taken by investigators that had red marks on it.
“You all probably don’t even know this, it was rodent blood where somebody hit a mouse in the field,” she said.
The search warrant also indicated investigators took magazines and books about JonBenet Ramsey, the young Colorado girl who was murdered in her home several years ago.
Casey denied she had JonBenet Ramsey magazines.
“I had her book. I didn’t know it was against the law to buy her book,” she said.