Connie, in case you run into this again sometime, how to find the ghost is to check every profile attached to one of the ghosts, and make note of which has both ID#s attached in the edit screen. Most times it will be a parent, but sometimes it is a child, or a sibling (oftentimes with a sibling, it will show as a half, but not always). It can take a little time to find, depending on how many profiles there are attached. Then you need to edit the profile and detach the no-longer-existing profile ID#. On a parent profile, in the edit screen, on the right side, is the link to [add/remove child]. Clicking that takes you to another page where you scroll down to beneath the creation fields for if you are adding a new child from scratch, to where it says :
II. Remove Child
To remove a child, check the button next to their name and click the "Remove" button below.
Be sure you are selecting the correct - aka merged-away - ID# and click the big "REMOVE CHILD FROM (NAME NAME)" button.
If you remove the wrong profile, you can re-attach it, and try again to remove the ghost. (It sounds worse than it is.)