Erica Lynn Parsons was reported missing July 30, 2013 by her adoptive brother. She hadn't been seen since 2011. It would be revealed that Erica was not in the family home for 20 months before police were notified. Her mother told authorities that Erica had been staying with her biological grandmother, a women for whom she had no address and no proof of identity. Yet her mother continued to receive state support checks for Erica.
Erica was born with many disadvantages. The child of an extramarital affair by troubled adults, she was unwanted before she was even born. She was adopted by an aunt and uncle who abused and neglected her. This is a case of such an unfair and sad beginning, can there be any hope for a brighter future? The odds are that Erica is dead. It seems the least she deserves is justice for those who failed to respect her life and did not give her the love and care she needed.