SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — For weeks, posters and leaflets with Erica Lynn Parsons' face have been distributed in the central North Carolina community of Salisbury and beyond.
At candlelight vigils, organizers have begged anyone with information about the 15-year-old girl's whereabouts to come forward.
But no one in the community knows for sure how long Erica has been missing. When her 20-year-old brother first went to police on July 30, he said she actually had disappeared a year and a half before that.
Investigators say Erica's adoptive parents have been uncooperative about her disappearance and they have started to uncover disturbing signs of possible foul play.