• Adoptive brother of Erica Parsons charged with bigamy

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    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - The adoptive brother, who reported Erica Parsons missing in 2013, was charged Tuesday with felony bigamy, according to an arrest warrant from the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

    James “Jamie” William Parsons, 25, “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did marry Melaina Shinn while still being married to Jacqueline Huey Parsons, who was living at the time,” according to the arrest warrant.

    In 2013, Jamie Parsons told the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office he had not seen his adopted sister, Erica Parsons, for at least two years. He said his parents, Sandy and Casey Parsons, killed her.

    [Adoptive brother says DSS could have done more to save Erica Parsons' life]

    Sandy Parsons led authorities to Erica Parson’s remains in Pageland, South Carolina in September 2016.

    Sandy and Casey Parsons are in jail after being charged with first-degree murder.

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