Monday, March 5, 2007

Bad boys bad boys,Watcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

March 12, 2007- Anita Marshall, mother of Mary Denise Lands, on the 3rd anniversary of her daughter's disappearance.

This sad date will mark three years,...36 long and arduous months since Mary Denise Lands was last seen as reported by her fiancé, Christopher Luke Pratt. 44 hours later Mr. Pratt called Mary’s family in California and asked if they had heard from her? The family then immediately contacted the Marshall Police Department, but her case was then handled as though she was an adult runaway.

In a recent article written by Shelly Sulser of the Marshall Chronicle for the 3rd anniversary of Mary's case she stated that Marshall Police Chief Mike Olson has said repeatedly that in those early days, police could not necessarily presume foul play because adults are allowed to be missing if they so choose. Six months later Chief Olson announced that Mary was being considered a victim of foul play because no evidence of her existence could be found.

This just shows the inadequacies of the Marshall Police Department (MPD) and their arrogance in not immediately and aggressively investigating Mary’s disappearance.
A few weeks ago Tara Lynn Grant disappeared from a Detroit suburb. Her husband, Stephen Grant suspected of killing and dismembering his wife was captured Sunday as he fled searchers, running through snow in northern Michigan. Stephen Grant had been the subject of a manhunt since police discovered what they believe to be the torso and other body parts of his wife in and around the couple's house in a suburb of Detroit. Grant was arrested in northern Michigan, some 225 miles from his home, after an air and ground search by local, state and federal agencies, according to the Emmet County sheriff's department. In Mary’s case, the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately began to assist in the investigation and a task force was formed, however within days the FBI was informed by MPD that their services were no longer needed. They would return today if given jurisdiction of the case by Chief Olson, but he refuses to give up primary control of the investigation.
The parents and family of Tara Lynn Grant are indeed fortunate to have law enforcement authorities with a diligent and pro-active perspective of missing persons in their community. This would also include the families of Laci Peterson in California, Lori Hacking in Utah, and so many others. Imagine the status of those cases today if law enforcement had waited six months to commence a viable investigation? An immediate and appropriate police response is required to solve these crimes.

In Mary’s case, a former deputy chief sat with his feet on a desk in a relaxed manner and ridiculed the family in his skepticism that Mary was actually missing. There is much documentation to verify his poor and incompetent demeanor in those first six months. Another issue is why a civilian dog handler was used in the early search, which resulted in a bogus claim that Mary was tracked for miles throughout Marshall and her scent was found on the comforter of a bed in a nearby motel? That statement was the genesis of the story that Mary was an adult runaway and it was totally false and without foundation. No dog or handler ever went into any room at this motel and five days later any scent on such a trail would have been nearly impossible by even the best of certified tracking animals and their handlers. My cat would have been able to track Mary Lands with more accuracy that what was purported by this dubious civilian character who seemed to be sanctioned by the MPD. This felon who was convicted in Eaton County for multiple counts of embezzlement should never have been permitted search duties in Mary's case. How, when, and why she was called to duty by MPD is yet another question? Her report clearly gave a false perception to the entire community that Mary had run away.

In September 2004 Chief Olson announced that Mary was now being considered a victim of foul play, Just a few weeks earlier Mr. Pratt was observed at a flea market in Homer selling Mary’s personal articles. Pictures still in their frames, jewelry, and other personal items. He also had for sale... a brown leather jacket that appeared to be the one she was wearing when she allegedly walked away from their apartment. The jacket was recovered and turned over to MPD, however today they do not even seem concerned with its worth as evidence? After the jacket was recovered he left the flea market quickly leaving the rest of the property at the booth, with a sign, "For Free".

There are also many questions about Mary’s new Dodge Durango. After it was brought back from Lansing and supposedly had been processed for evidence it was stored at Bud's Towing in Marshall. There was no evidence tape, the vehicle was open, and did not even appear to have been processed although we must take the word of MPD on this issue. It was quietly moved after the family inquired about its dubious status as "evidence" and being kept in the open and unsecured tow yard for over two and one half years. Numerous individuals have been in and out of the unlocked vehicle, however again on January 19, 2007 MPD reiterated their claim that the vehicle it is being held as evidence.
You may view photographs and information about of the vehicle in other sections of Mary's blog.

On Mother’s Day 2006, Mr. Pratt conveniently found the birth record certificate and a small wallet sized birth document that he claimed he located in a file of Mary’s. He told the family he wanted to give it to Anita Marshall for Mother’s Day and delivered the papers. What arrogance! A person who has never supported the family in the search for his missing fiancée shows up on Mother's Day to give these papers to the grieving parents. In September, 2004 I asked Mr. Pratt a question about his desire to find Mary's killer and bring her home? I told him that if it were me, I would be camping out in a tent at the Fountain, across the street from the Marshall Police Department, and wouldn't move until they solved the case. His reply was odd, "Why would I bother, they know where I live?" Anyone looking at the document he gave Anita Marshall could conclude from the way it was folded and dog-eared to fit in a wallet that the papers were probably always in Mary’s purse. This would be the same purse that Mr. Pratt claimed she left with in her possession, on the evening of March 12th. Ask any woman who is often checked for identification to buy alcohol and prove their age? This is exactly the way Mary and other women would store this type of document in their wallet. Her family also confirmed these articles as being in Mary's purse.

Mr. Pratt told me in September 2004 that he had Mary’s engagement ring, which she forgot to put back on after they tanned during the evening of March 12th. At 10:00 PM he states she walked away from their apartment after a minor argument attired only in a lightweight medical scrub outfit from work, flat soft cloth office shoes, her favorite leather jacket, and carrying her purse. She left behind her new Dodge Durango and her cell phone. This sounds a bit odd that a person is going to walk in 19-degree weather and snow dressed in this manner?

Christopher Luke Pratt, Additional Photographs will soon be published

April 20, 2007- Another new YouTube Video- Why Mr. Pratt can't help search for Mary?
It is also another irony that on March 14, 2007 Mr. Pratt threw a gala birthday party for his new girl-friend. Two days earlier although he was off-work, he couldn't find the time to be present at the Brooks Memorial Fountain for the 3rd anniversary of Mary's disappearance and support the family of his previous fianceé? Why would be though? He never did! His girl-friend is very lucky, Mary Lands will never be able to celebrate another birthday with her loved ones.

April 13, 2007- Chris Pratt is telling friends and relatives that his girl-friend had to go into the hospital because she lost feeling in her hands and feet. It sure is a strange coincidence that this makes the 3rd woman with whom he has had a relationship to experience this type of unusual medical anomaly. What could it be? Oh, what could it be? There is no proof that anything sinister has occurred however the following link on is interesting-
Chris, you don’t seem to be working much anymore, and Norrie is the one employed and with a viable income and taking care of the house. It must be rough on her having to file for bankruptcy and with other things going on?I plan to return to rural areas of Calhoun County and continue the search for Mary as soon as the weather clears next week. We will have more cadaver dogs and since you have all this idle time on your hands I wondered if you could meet with me and help in the search? As an experienced hunter who claims to know every piece of land in Calhoun County you would know where we could look.I hope you will consider my request and I look forward to talking with you again. Give it some thought? You could help bring home your former fiancee.

Jim Carlin

A reasonable person reading about this case might remark that it couldn’t be true, however sadly it is all very accurate. You couldn’t even begin to make up some of the incidents that are real in this three-year odyssey being endured by the Marshall family. Mr. & Mrs. Marshall were read their Miranda Rights by an officer of the Marshall Police Department about a bogus home invasion and burglary alleged by Mr. Pratt. What a joke to expend police resources on such a frivolous claim? Did Mr. Pratt report that Cliff & Anita were even wearing ski masks? Chief Olson later told them "there really was no problem."
Could it be that these actions were undertaken to intimidate the family? I frankly question how many people have even been read their rights in the actual investigation of Mary's disappearance? For some time we have been asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to take this case over from the Marshall Police Department. A Petition on Mary's behalf is circulating in Michigan. You may also support of efforts by signing up online- Thank you for your help.

We have all been down, and we also have all been up with positive news about the case. One thing is clear when you hear talk from "Ole Kentuckian," Clifford Marshall. He often remarks, "we ain’t going nowhere ‘til Mary’s found. Then if we want to go someplace, we’ll leave then."

I’ve donated nearly 6000 hours and if it takes another 6000 to bring Mary home I am fully committed to it, and to helping this good family. We continue to ask help from the public and even today new tips came in that are very very promising, and will be fully investigated. The weather will be improving soon and we are all committed to doing more digging, advertising, protest walks, and conducting various public awareness projects on behalf of Mary. We still hope that Mary's case and the frustrations of the Marshall family will be featured by national media that can help solve this case. America's Most Wanted, 48 Hours, and others are aware of the Mary Denise Lands situation and we have asked for their help. We intend to do what it takes to get the job done!
It is surprising that we get so much assistance from many different people. However, it is only going to take one person to solve this case. I have no doubt that many people do know exactly what happened to Mary Denise Lands and soon we will all know.
Two years ago while doing research on this historic community I wrote that Marshall, Michigan is a lovely and beautiful place to live and work, but evil things can and do occur in the best of places. Something very evil occurred on March 12, 2004 and that evil persists in Marshall to this day.

One great supporter recently published a video tribute to Mary and her family and it may be viewed at
We believe that the person/s responsible for the disappearance and murder of Mary Denise Lands will soon be held accountable in a court of law.

On Monday, March 12, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at the Brook's Memorial Fountain Circle the family will release 36 yellow balloons, one for each month that Mary has been missing. Please join us and meet Cliff & Anita Marshall and their family.

In the meantime as we wait, we all think about those famous lyrics of the Cops theme song…

Bad boys bad boys,

Watcha gonna do,
whatcha gonna do when they come for you?


Anonymous said...

don't give up. Bring home your daugther

Anonymous said...

Chief Olson is a Public Servant; maybe it's time for the public to boot his sorry a _ _ out of office

Anonymous said...

Did the cops ever search chris pratts truck for evidence?And has andy p. or j.pratt ever been investigated?

Justinian Investigative Services said...

A very dear friend of Cliff & Anita provided them with this lovely poem and they were deeply moved. Permission was approved for the poem to be anonymously published on behalf of Mary. It reads;

I think of you often
As you may already know,
Since trouble and turmoil
Gave your life quite a blow.

I didn't know Mary
Although I feel like I did,
I can't even fathom
The loss of a kid.

Justice for Mary
Is all that you ask,
Yet the police don't quite
Seem up to the task.

Your name may be Marshall
But it has no clout,
Is that what this case
Has become all about?

Where are the citizens
Of this small Midwest town?
Would you get more attention
if you hired a clown?

Memorials and fundraisers
And only family is there...
Where are the people
Who claim that they care?

Could they do this alone
If it was their personal life?
Or would they pray for support
During their family's strife?

I look at Mary's picture
With a tear in my eye,
And wonder if she'll ever
Get a proper Good-bye.

Friendship by circumstance
"Family" by choice,
I'd sacrific it all
for you to hear Mary's voice.

Thoughts of no new memories
I can only imagine how that stings,
But I believe that she is free
Toting halo and wings!!

Justinian Investigative Services said...

A “Letter to the Editor” was written by Jerry A. Mains and appeared in the March 12, 2007 edition of the Marshall Chronicle. It needs to be answered for clarification and this is my response that will be sent to the Chronicle.
Mr. Mains is a cousin to Mary Lands, and a nephew of Clifford Marshall.

It was indeed sad that a relative, who claims to know so much, could use 800 words, and say so little. Although I was asked by the Marshall family to respond I am sure that their own position will be made clear in another personal letter to Shelly Sulser of the Chronicle.
I do not need to defend my actions or investigative endeavors on behalf of my work for Clifford & Anita Marshall. I have always acted ethically and within the law and if it occasionally causes a few people discomfort, so be it.

When I first came to Marshall, Michigan and inquired about Mary Lands many residents were afraid to speak about the case. Not only because they were in fear of the person/s who might be involved, but they also expressed a great fear of the police department. At first I questioned this attitude, but in two and a half years of talking with hundred of individuals I am more than convinced this is accurate. It is no secret that I believe dubious activities have occurred within the Marshall Police Department and there could be a connection to why no one has been charged and why the Mary Lands case has not been solved. I hope I am wrong, however it is common knowledge and I took my concerns to both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Major Case Team investigators of the Michigan State Police. Chief Olson advised Mr. Marshall and I during a meeting last year that he was aware of my allegations. His response was, “By darn, if I find out any of that is true, the person will lose their job.”
It is ironic that Mr. Mains was, in fact, one of the individuals who provided me with specific incidents and information involving alleged corruption. He had personal knowledge because it involved a close family member. He did not do anything at the time because the "action," or lack of action by law enforcement benefited his family. He provided this information not only to me, but also in front of other witnesses. I passed along that information and when investigators went to speak with those family members Mr. Mains told them to leave his property. I don’t need to mention the specifics now, but I am on record of having made the reports and I’ll repeat it again to anyone who is interested including other law enforcement, the media and the Marshall Chronicle.

Mr. Mains has not had any contact with the Marshall’s in over a year. I believe he is more upset because he is not orchestrating his usual spotlight on the 3rd anniversary of Mary’s disappearance. The family discussed various options on what they would do for Mary on March 12th and they decided on a small family event where 36 yellow balloons would be released at the fountain. One balloon for each of the 36 months that Mary has been missing.

Mr. Mains was critical of my numerous hours of investigation that he claims have not revealed anything of value, and were the results of others. He has no idea of what I have learned and the status of those developments, and has never even asked? I don’t need to justify my efforts to a fair-weather relative who only shows up for a yearly event. We know too many of those type individuals. We need friends and supporters who are with the family because they recognize the tragedy of this case and are always with the family. There are so many good people, friends and relatives, that have helped and they are the ones who give the Marshall family hope.

It is also no secret that in 2004 I decided to look at the frustrations of people involved in missing person’s cases and write a story about their feelings. Because I rapidly determined so much more it developed into a book, Missing or Murder in Marshall? The Disappearance of Mary Denise Lands. Mr. Mains, you are in error on another issue. The book is complete, but I am only waiting for the final chapter, which I hope, will include the conviction in a Calhoun County court of the person/s responsible for the disappearance and murder of Mary Lands. I continually go back and edit portions about people, incidents, and to update details and accuracy. I clearly only write what I can document and how I came to those conclusions. Some people will be pleased, and others may not? However, it will provide a deep insight on how this horrible and predicable grievous act came to occur on a vulnerable innocent woman. I could care less about any monies from this book. The Marshall’s have seen parts of it and it is dedicated to Cliff and Anita Marshall, their family, and all the families who have endured such a tragedy. Many times over the last two years I have asked the Marshall’s if I should give up my efforts and perhaps then the police would be more willing to solve this crime? They told me never to consider that option. If they wished me to cease my work, they would tell me.

Mr. Mains, for nearly three years I have been asking, “Where is Mary? And, When will we have justice for Mary?” I have donated nearly 6,000 hours in the last 30 months and spent well over $20,000 of my own funds. As a nephew of Clifford Marshall, what have you done for the family? Where were you when we were digging, crying, seeing hope on the horizon, and then seeing that hope fade away? I can’t personally handle much more. I don’t know how the Marshall’s have stood so strong in the last three years? They lost their daughter, and then they lost trust in a criminal justice system that was supposed to help them. Today, they then again experience anguish because of what you wrote about this case.

Mr. Mains, a final piece of irony that I hope you will ponder? In your own family you have a person in the medical profession who years ago was well aware that Mary was a severely battered woman, both physically and mentally. I documented this by December of 2004 through many different methods and this is an important part in the story of Mary Denise Lands. The family was totally shocked when they realized what had happened to their daughter, and other women at the hands of the man who was involved in relationships with them. If that close person in your family had made an anonymous report to law enforcement, a shelter, a doctor, or to a family member who could have helped, perhaps Mary Denise Lands might not have been murdered? Domestic violence occurs because people don’t care and don’t want to get involved.
When this is all over, if one person recognizes the tragedy of domestic violence in America, I’ll know I did the right thing. Can you say the same?

Jim Carlin

Anne said...

On the eve of the anniversary of this terrible event, I just wanted to pass along to you, Jim, and the Marshalls, my encouragement that you will continue to find the strength necessary to solve this. Many thoughts and prayers are with you each day as you search for answers. Mary WILL be brought home, and those guilty of this heinous act WILL be brought to justice.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

I think Jim C is doing a fine job on the case and Mr M should take his frustrations out on the MPD instead. I have never seen anything about Jim accusing anyone but only states facts about the case. I guess its easy to say the wrong things when your frustrated.Keep up the good work Jim.

Anonymous said...

People of Marshall please help support the family and freinds of Mary. We must force this issue until the pressure becomes too great and uncomfortable for the persons responsible for this crime. We must pray for Cliff, Anita, Mr. Carlin and all those who relentlessly pursue the truth.

Anonymous said...

What exactly did Chief Olsen mean when he said when he told the Battle Creek Enquirer that maybe this case would never be solved? Or that if it wasn't solved it wouldn't be for a lack of trying? Sounds to me like he's giving up on this case? Why can't the Marshall Cops just give the case over to the FBI? I bet it would be solved "more than quickly."

Anonymous said...

Mr. Carlin,
If you publish a book someday with the "final chapter" in place, I will be one of the first people to purchase it. Also, anyone who writes a book deserves money for that book. I realize that you're not writing the book for money, but give me a break! You've put so many hours into this case, plus your own money. If Mary's name is ever put to justice AS IT DESERVES TO BE than it will be because you kept her in the public eye, memory, and thoughts for the last three years! If it hadn't been for you, this case would have been "obviously" slid under the rug (as I believe they are still trying to do)!

I'm sure anyone in the immediate Marshall family believes that you deserve monies for your book after everything you've done and continue doing for them. I know if it was my daughter I would be happy that you finally recieved what was due to you. Not only that, but if/when your book gets published someday than that means a couple things.

It means that justice was finally brought to Mary and her family ... which is the most important thing to all of us. And it also means that because of your book her name will "really" live on forever.

How could anyone that was related to the Marshall family ever think that you wouldn't deserve monies for a book that took all your devotion?

I personally commend you and all your hard work. Thank you for helping the Marshall family ... they have needed you during this time, and like I've said a million times: If it hadn't been for you ... would Mary and her family EVER get the justice they deserve? If it happens it will be because of one thing Mr. Carlin. It will be because all those times you wanted to pull your hair out, all the times when you were abused by rude comments, all the times when you received false promises from officials ... YOU NEVER GAVE UP.

Please don't ever give up.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Thank you for the last few comments.
The remark by Chief Olson also bothers the family and I.
Several weeks ago we were in a meeting and I asked a question to many officials in the conference room. Do you think we are better off today in reaching closure on this case than we were one year ago?
No one would provide an answer.
As much as we see all the media hype about police officials stating they will never give up on a case, my understanding that those type promises are not protocol. They give too much of a guarantee to the families of grieving relatives.
That is not my style, and I know that you should never make certain promises. However, you can promise never to give up. Two years ago the Marshall Police Department told Mary’s father, Cliff Marshall that the family might have to accept that the family would never find Mary.
Now that is a comment that we do not have to ever accept and again exhibits the callous attitude by some people involved in this case.
Could the FBI do a better job? I agree that the investigation should be immediately turned over to them. Why wouldn’t Chief Olson agree? That elite federal law enforcement agency and their resources surely could do better even if it meant they had to start again from Day One!

Justinian Investigative Services said...

One of Norrene Parker's co-workers at the State Farm Insurance Claim Center in Portage, Michigan sent me an email yesterday. We often hear from supporters of the Marshall family both at State Farm and the Target Distribution Center.
It seems that her fiance, Chris Pratt threw her a gala birthday party last night at their home on 15 1/2 Mile Road in Marshall.
Happy Birthday Norrie!

Just a reminder for you though,
the family and friends of Mary Denise Lands have not been able to celebrate Mary's birthday for the last three years.
You don't realize how lucky you are?

Anonymous said...

Thanxs for the pictures of this Creeper. I'll be looking over my shoulder when I am in Marshall.
Wake up Noreen. Protect yourself and your kids. Take a hike from this loser/abuser and you can do better.

Anonymous said...

Last night Court TV did a story on the Diane King woman who was murdered in Marshall some years ago. She was a anchor on ABC News and the husband, Brad King was a cop.
They eventually charged him and he was convicted.
I lived nearby then and Chris Pratt lived across the street from the King's. He used to dress up in camouflage gear and walk about his front yard because he got his kicks from people passing and believing he was Mr. King.
My God, what is happening in Marshall with all this crime and violence? The strange connection is that King and Pratt really look alike, check out their photo? The domestic violence, abuse, infidelity, hatred of women, and love of guns is obvious in both men. Must be something in the water in Marshall to have two people this bizzare living across the street from each other? How many more are there in that community?

Justinian Investigative Services said...

The Marshall Chronicle failed to publish this letter after a previous letter to the editor was published by a relative who claimed he spoke for the family.


I am Mary's sister and am speaking on behalf of my family in response to Mr. Mains' letter to the editor. Mr. Mains does not, nor has he ever been given permission to speak on behalf of Mary's family, Cliff & Anita Marshall. Mr. Mains should have obtained all of the facts before writing such a letter. He should have also spoke to my parents first before writing something like this that would cause them grief and anguish, especially on the 3rd anniversary of my sister's disappearance and murder. Mr. Mains letter is nothing more than an attempt to get his name in the paper. He speaks on his own behalf and not on behalf of our family. If Mr. Mains would have obtained all of the facts, he may have thought twice about printing such outrageous remarks against our investigator Mr. Carlin. He hasn't had to live with the day to day ups and downs involving the disappearance of my sister. He has had to live the horrendous rumors about what happened to her. He hasn't had to sit with my parents as they cry themselves to sleep. He hasn't been there when Jim would give us a ray of hope that we would find her and then those little rays smashed to pieces. If it wasn't for Jim Carlin, we would not be anywhere in this investigation. Jim has been there through thick and thin with my parents and family. Jim meets with them every day, talking to them every day, holding their hands, giving them hope, telling them the bad news, going over every single little piece of evidence that could possibly lead to my sister's body. Jim has put up thousands of dollars of his own money getting signs and flyers for Mary, not taking a penny from my parents even though it is offered. Where was Mr. Mains when the protests were going on? Where was Mr. Mains when the digging was taking place? Where was Mr. Mains when signs needed to be placed all over the city? Where was Mr. Mains when my parents needed a shoulder to cry on? AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHERE WAS MR. MAINS TODAY MARCH 12 ON THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF MY SISTER'S DISAPPEARANCE! Not participating, that's where!!!!! He has only shown up for two of the year anniversaries, but not at any other function held on Mary's behalf.

We are grateful to the police department and we know they will do their job because they are sworn to uphold the law and protect the citizens of Marshall. We also know they want to find Mary just as much as we do. Have there been mistakes made by the police. Yes. But we have moved beyond that. The police and my family both want to solve this case and bring Mary home and lay her to rest. But know this, Mr. Carlin has been a rock my parents have leaned on for support. I urge you NOT to send any kind of tip information to Mr. Mains' post office box. I can only assume he will use it for his own personal gain. That mailbox is owned by him and who knows what would happen to any "tip" information. I urge you to send your tips to the Michigan State Police or to Jim Carlin at:
Justinian Investigative Services
344 Clayton Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-5218
Tx- 269.441.7068
or email-

You may also view other sites related to Mary's disappearance

Gina Alires

Justinian Investigative Services said...

It is also another irony that on March 14, 2007 Mr. Pratt threw a gala birthday party for Norrene. Two days earlier although he was off-work, he couldn't find the time to be present at the Brooks Memorial Fountain for the 3rd anniversary of Mary's disappearance and support the family of his previous fiancé? Why would be though? He never did! Happy Birthday Norrie.
I did hear from many people now that Chris had his lights knocked out at the birthday and is sporting a nasty black eye? I guess your camo-wearing big game hunter wasn't to quick on his feet that night? If this was Florida he could go to the ocean and rub a jelly-fish on his eye to keep the swelling down.
Gee Norrie, I thought your fiancé was faster than a speeding bullet? More powerful than a locomotive? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, no, It's just Chris Pratt with a big green black eye. Now he knows how it feels? I guess like many battered people he will claim he ran into a door.
Norrene, you are a very lucky lady, Mary Lands will never be able to celebrate another birthday with her loved ones.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

On February 16, 2007 Ms. Parker filed for bankruptcy and she included my name as a creditor in a lawsuit for our loss of Mary’s signs. She acknowledged our bill for $525.00. Ms. Parker lists in her petition total liabilities of $35,888.36, assets of $21,205.00, and an average monthly income of $3,134,73. It is hard to believe she intends to file bankruptcy for such a small amount especially since Mr. Pratt resides with her and could help in the payments to her creditors. His income and assets are not noted in her petition. Her petition, 07-01070-jdg is a public record. Some good news is that although the Calhoun County District Court halted the civil process because of Ms. Parker's bankruptcy action it cannot be stayed. The magistrate transferred our small claims action to the civil division because the claim is an intentional tort, the theft and destruction of Mary's signs. I will appear in Federal Court in Kalamazoo on April 17, 2007 at Ms. Parker's first meeting of creditors. At that time I will ask the judge to remove our action from her filing since this claim and the damages are "not" dischargeable under the new federal bankruptcy code.

Anonymous said...

HEY CHRIS Your mom must be so proud of you.You were an outstanding football player who turned to drugs(meth)an apparent abuser(women)and then just for kicks,you and your buddies kill a beatiful woman with so much to offer.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

A person recently posted a comment about Norrene Parker on her video,
It is interesting that last comment from “Outlawscribe” relates to Norrene waking up before she becomes another statistic.
Numerous sources have called and emailed me in the last two days that, in fact, Norrene Parker was hospitalized, and released yesterday. I have confirmed much of the information and as soon as any public details can be verified I will post the information. I hope Ms. Parker is feeling better.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Chris Pratt is telling friends and relatives that Norrene had to go into the hospital because she lost feeling in her hands and feet.
It sure is a strange coincidence that this makes the 3rd woman with whom he has had a relationship to experience this type of unusual medical anomaly. What could it be? Oh, what could it be?
Chris, you don’t seem to be working much anymore, and Norrie is the one bringing home the bacon and taking care of the house. It must be rough on her having to file for bankruptcy and other things going on?
I plan to return to rural areas of Calhoun County and continue the search for Mary as soon as the weather clears next week. We will have more cadaver dogs and since you have all this idle time on your hands I wondered if you could meet with me and help in the search? As an experienced hunter who claims to know every piece of land in Calhoun County you would know where we could look.
I hope you will consider my request and I look forward to talking with you again. Give it some thought? You could help bring home your former fiancee.
Jim Carlin

Anonymous said...

"Then again, if you're losing your hair, watch out! It may be more than bad genes--especially if your body has that tingling feeling, or your hands and feet feel numb from time to time, or you're having trouble sleeping. Someone who would profit from your demise may have read The Pale Horse, a classic Agatha Christie, whose villain used thallium salts to knock off his victims."

Anonymous said...

"Sharon Malhorta, a registered nurse from Pittsburgh, would get so sick from lawn and tree spraying that she had to leave her home every spring. Otherwise she would suffer headaches, paralysis in her hands and feet, and muscle seizures. Repeated exposure caused blurred vision, speech difficulties, and severe stomach cramps. Her husband, a doctor, suspected early on her symptoms were the result of nerve damage from organophosphates, which are widely used nerve-gas type insecticides, like Diazinon. After questioning lawn companies about their products he was told they were "practically nontoxic", registered by the EPA, and not harmful to people or pets. He later discovered that the chemicals his wife was exposed to were in fact neurotoxins, and was shocked to discover there were surprisingly few EPA studies on their health effects."

Anonymous said...

don't think so. Miss Pratt chris's mamma was a school teacher in Albion but he can hardly read or write. He wouldn't know what to do with a book.Justs knows how to do those dirty deeds or have someone else do it. the rest of him is braindead. I also heard he lost his job at Target. I hope Norene gets away before the musix Bad boy bad boy whatcha gonna do when they come for you Chris? It is going to be real SOON. hurrah another dirtbag off the street

Justinian Investigative Services said...

This was passed along to me and it is quite interesting...

Numbness, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet are symptoms of Arsenic poisoning. If you get a chance, read the book Last Dance, Last Chance. Tests can be done on urine for recent poisoning, and on hair and fingernails to mark when boluses of arsenic have been given. A product called "Grants Kills Ants" is full of arsenic, tastes sweet, and can easily be added to drinks. You can still buy it in Walmarts and similar stores. The woman in Last Dance survived in a miraculous way, after her husband, a very bad doctor put Grants into Kool-Ade.

You can go online to to read more.
Something to think about...

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Ms. Parker appeared at the hearing for the First Meeting of Creditors this morning, Tuesday, April 17, 2007 accompanied by a gentleman, presumed to be her father. There was no sign of Mr. Pratt. Clifford Marshall, Mary's father was also present with me in court. After some brief questions I presented to the trustee our objection to the inclusion of a debt on her petition because it was an "intentional tort" and should not be discharged under bankruptcy code. Upon review by the judge and his issued order we will then be able to return to Calhoun County District Court, General Division, to litigate our claim against her for taking the "Justice for Mary" signs. We will keep you advised.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

In regard to the last comment.
We have had numerous tips probably all from the same person related to a big guy, L Drive North, near the Rice Creek ball field, 23 Mile Road and the most recent one from the anonymous person asking, (PLZ check out the guy on L DR N,he is a big fellow)
I have always replied asking for more information and for that person to clarify the tip. They never respond.
I may be contacted anonymously at 269.441.7068 or you can set up a free hotmail or yahoo email to keep your identity a secret.
It does no good to receive this type of information and anyone providing a tip must include more pertinent facts so that it can be checked properly.
We also are cognizant that some will mislead us with false information. If you don't want to help bring Mary home or support the family limit your Internet time to games and other sites. The Marshall Police Department have wasted too much time already in not solving this case. We don't wish to expend our valuable time on false and frivolous information.
If you really have something to say get me the information. Star 67 your call, or put an anonymous note in the mail.
If not, you might as well go hang out with some of the alleged perpetrators in this case for all the good you are doing.
We welcome help and support from the public, but only sincere and genuine help and support.
Jim Carlin
Justinian Investigative Services
344 Clayton Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-5218
Tx- 269.441.7068

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Mother’s Day is May 13th. Lets work toward solving Mary’s case by that date, and for relief to the family.
By the way, Mr. Pratt bumped into Anita Marshall while she was working last week asking directions to Customer Service. He has been in this store many times although not in the last three years…
In my opinion this is more of the arrogance of a sociopath. Anita stood her ground, pointed him to the service desk, and walked away. You have a real problem, Mr. Pratt, but you no longer intimidate good people.
We will never give up on our hunt for proof of the person/s responsible for the disappearance and murder of Mary Denise Lands.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Update- May 28, 2007- The Marshall family recently received some great news that will again enable us to continue public awareness efforts in our community for Mary’s case.
A local couple, Mark & Becky Crowe came forward with an offer to conduct a motorcycle “Ride for Mary” this summer. Last year they held a similar event on behalf of the Special Olympics, however this event will be dedicated to Mary Denise Lands.
So many people across America have heard about the family’s anguish in Mary’s disappearance and how this tragedy was compounded by the ineptness of a local police department. Our resolution is that Mary will be brought home in 2007.
Last year 150 bikers participated from a starting point at Godfather’s Pizza/Ball Joint Sports Bar & Grill and toured throughout Calhoun County. We hope to double the number of bikers this year with a similar itinerary.
The route and details for the Saturday, August 18, 2007 event will soon be announced. We welcome your support that day and hope you will join us. The event will be open to the public and proceeds will be donated to the Mary Lands Trust Fund at Monarch Bank in Marshall.
We believe that this event will help generate more tips and public interest in the investigation and will result in the person/s responsible for Mary’s disappearance and murder being held accountable in a court of law.
Thank you, Mark & Becky, and to the many supporters of the 2007 “Ride for Mary”.
It is through the kind efforts of good people in our community that enable Cliff & Anita to have some comfort in their difficult times.