CROSS LANES, W.Va. — The father of a murdered Kanawha County teenager filed a message on Facebook Tuesday urging parents to monitor the online activity of their children.

Police said David Wayne Brown’s 16-year-old daughter Ericka was killed in Meigs County, Ohio. Police have charged Ernest Michael Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio, with both having sex with Brown and killing her. Investigators said the two met after Brown posted a message on Craigslist seeking relationships with men.

David Brown’s Facebook message to other parents urged them to know what their children are doing.

“Make sure you know what sites they are on. Children can be so private and that’s a dangerous place to be. I don’t want any other family to have to go thru the pain my wife and me are going thru,” he wrote.

David Brown  lamented he could no longer hug his daughter.

“Please hug your children tonight and tell them what they mean to you, [If i just] had the opportunity to hug and tell Ericka how much she meant to me one more time.”

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  • robbin kay

    I meant are...anyway theres not enough room for what i need to say...may you have closure,and may God Bless you in your time of need...many you and your family and friends.....

  • robbin kay

    theres not a day that goes by that I dont think about your little girl and what your family must be going boyfriend was the one that found her little lifeless body...while camping with some friends...the sorrow that spread thoughout our family for yours....i have a 13 years old boy and i drill him on everything he does because these sick people they dont care what sex they are..there should be a law made to never leave these basters out of jail and back into our community.....and these kids our so smart these days that they out smart us parents

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  • sheila

    prayers for this family,,the loss of a child is something a parent should never have to go threw

  • College Ave

    If you're correct that children mirror their parents, let's hope yours break that chain.

  • really??

    Maybe some day you have the misfortune of having a tragedy in your family and lets see if this is the kind of trash talk you want to see and hear...wheres the compassion people????

  • Birdie

    Please know your children when they are under your roof they have no privacy

  • Eric

    I am so heartbroken over your loss. I have a feeling this scumbag will be tasting the flames of hell.

  • Randy

    To the family. So sorry for your loss. It is hard for parents to know everything going on in their kids lives. To Metro News public. I ask you to be respectful in your comments. It seems like this type of story brings out comments on victims that should be reserved for the evil among us.