• FBI, ATF agents investigate at Parsons former Rowan Co. home

    By: Eric Philips


    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - Federal investigators returned to the home of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons.

    The visit came less than 24 hours after a fire started inside the Parsons’ former home.

    Channel 9 was at the home where officials from a number of different agencies carried several items out of the home.

    FBI agents were at the home investigating as well as representation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Locke Township.

    Federal agents were at the home because of the ongoing investigation regarding the disappearance of Erica.

    Sandy Parsons’ father, William, said the fire broke out Wednesday when he came to the home.

    “I turned the power on for the first time and it just caught on fire. I don’t know what caused it.”

    “What kind of damage are you looking at?” Channel 9 reporter Eric Philips asked.

    “It totaled the kitchen,” Parsons said.

    William owns the home and said his son, Sandy and daughter-in-law Casey, owe him thousands of dollars in unpaid rent.

    He said he hasn’t talked to them in two months.

    He said he doesn’t know where Erica is, but has a feeling they do.

    Federal and local agents left the home without saying anything Thursday.

    Officials have not said what caused the fire.

    For complete coverage of the Erica Parsons case, click here.

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