Only a small update today

Five updated cases. That’s it. I’m feeling exceptionally lazy today and kind of down. Nothing major, it’s just that I keep reflecting on my life and all things I did and didn’t do and didn’t do well enough. I’ll get over it.

The largest update was for Erica Parsons. (And yes, her father’s name really is Sandy and her mom’s name is Casey, not the other way around.) Her case is starting to sound more like Adam Herrman‘s case every day. Let’s look at the similarities:

1. Both were adopted.
2. Both of them “ran away.”
3. Both of them were home-schooled, which is part of the reason their disappearances went unnoticed for so long.
4. In both cases, the adopted parents speculated their missing child was with biological family members.
5. Both of them were reported missing by an adult sibling, because the parents wouldn’t do it.
6. In both cases, members of the extended family came forward and said they’d seen the missing child being abused by their adopted parents.
7. In both cases, the adoptive parents got a subsidy from the state and continued to collect it for years after their child disappeared.

Rest in peace, Erica.

11 thoughts on “Only a small update today

  1. NH August 20, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    I think that you have done alot! And there is certainly plenty of time to move more in any direction that you want.

    In the meantime I encourage everyone to financially support Charley with the new contribution button so that at least you can pay the bills.

  2. Kat August 20, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    The whole Parsons case is sickening, especially as more details come out. Though, the first time I read about her, she was 15. Read something yesterday that she was 14. Now here on site 13. If there is that much trouble verifying the age, nothing good could come of the circumstances. Reminds me a little of one girl who I’ll have to look up, disappeared decades ago and the family just straightened out the details.

  3. Kat August 20, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    Karen Kamesh, I was thinking of.

  4. Jose August 20, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Thank you for updating cases with me info! Will you be adding Alexis Murphy to Charley?

    • Meaghan August 20, 2013 / 9:35 pm

      It’s way too early to be thinking about adding her. She hasn’t even been missing a month yet.

    • Kat August 20, 2013 / 9:52 pm

      Just read it, don’t understand quite……is he the one that was the ringleader convicted and now he is saying there is new evidence? If I recall right (and I’m not sure), I thought one man got off because he was younger or mentally incompetent or both. That left, I thought, four others convicted. Off to the archives I go…..

      • Ryan August 20, 2013 / 10:06 pm

        One was executed in 2005, one got 30 years because he was a minor and didn’t participate in the rape, and another got his death sentence overturned to life w/o parole. Clemons is on death row, but may get his case reviewed.

      • Kat August 20, 2013 / 10:14 pm

        Correct, Ryan, thank you. I’m still curious as to why this is coming up now again, though one site has a good suppressed evidence article and others do not. I wish they could find Robin too, even this late. I guess everyone wants to live.

  5. Justin August 21, 2013 / 12:42 am

    Update at your own pace, Meaghan. We’re just happy when you do update. It doesn’t have to be this massive number of updates or nothing. Frankly, I would be happy with this number every couple of days or so. I don’t want you to burn out over the pressure to make a large amount of updates at a time.

  6. Lois August 21, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    Interesting – came here today specifically to see what you had on this case – Dr. Phil is doing a 2 part interview with her parents – yesterday & today. I don’t know what really happened – but I do suspect she’s dead. I just keep thinking of those cases where there is one child that is picked upon and abused in a family – sounds like Erica is the scapegoat in this family.

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