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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  • 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.