Thursday, March 5, 2009

Press Conference on Mary's case was a huge success

New Rewards- Mary Lands Case- WOODTV8 News Story, 02/18/09
WXMI Fox13 News- New Reward in Missing Woman Case- 02/19/09
Battle Creek Enquirer- Reward in Mary Lands Case- 02/19/09
WOODTV-8 News- Foundation puts up Reward in Mary Lands Case- 02/19/09
WWMT-TV-Channel3 News- Reward Offered by Foundation- 02/19/09

Cliff & Anita Marshall were very pleased at the turnout in Marshall this afternoon. Acting Chief/Sgt. McDonald made a statement on a $5,000.00 reward being offered by the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation in California. The Marshall family is also posting another $5,000.00 on their daughter’s case. Present were D/Sgt. Mike Salmen and D/Sgt. Mike Scott of the Michigan State Police, Susan Mladenoff of the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office.
The family stood together with law enforcement and vowed to bring to justice the person/s responsible for the disappearance and murder of Mary Denise Lands.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the authorities.

A special thank you goes out to Karren Kraemer, co-founder of the Broken Wings Network in Wisconsin for sharing the story of her daughter, Becky's disappearance. Her tragedy has so many parallels to that of Mary Lands. Karren Kraemer & The Broken Wings Network
In just one day we have already received new tips on Mary’s case and they have been passed along to the police. We continue to believe the investigation into Mary's disappearance will be resolved in 2009 and we will bring Mary home.
Dateline NBC- Karren Kraemer's Story, Broken Wings Network

Note- On November 25, 2008 the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation in California was again contacted about Mary's disappearance. Their foundation places reward monies for missing persons. In February of 1999, Carole and Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso were missing while on a sightseeing trip to Yosemite National Park. While they were missing, Francis and Carole Carrington, Carole Sund's parents, established rewards both for their safe return and for information on the whereabouts of their rental car. They believe that posting the reward money and receiving media attention on their case helped in locating the rental car, which gave them their first break in the case. It was for this reason the Carrington's established Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation. The Foundation's goal is to safely return missing persons to their homes and to secure the arrest and conviction of violent criminals. The Carrington hope is to turn their tragedy into triumph for other families.
A reward for information on Mary's case was listed for some time however was then withdrawn, as is their policy. The foundation advised us they would consider reinstating a reward in Mary's case. They require a letter from the family, which has already been received. They also require verification from law enforcement that the case is open and a reward might assist police in their investigation. A letter was provided to First Lt. Dale Peet of the Michigan State Police on 12/02/2008 asking that his agency contact Sund/Carrington about reinstating the reward. We hope by the first of the year the Sund/Carrington Foundation will have a new reward available in the Mary Denise Lands case.
http://www.carolesundfoundation.com/sections/missing?person=285

Update- January 27, 2009- A special thanks to Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Peet. On December 28, 2008 he completed a compelling letter to the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation concerning the reinstatement of a reward in Mary's case. We should soon learn more on our request to Sund/Carrington and an announcement is forthcoming from members of law enforcement. We will keep you advised. A special thanks to the Michigan State Police and their professional team for continued efforts to bring Mary home.
WWMT-Channel3 News- 02/06/09- Michigan State Police & Acting Marshall Chief/Sgt. Scott McDonald attend TrackMissing Event in Albion
Battle Creek Enquirer- 02/06/2009- New Albion group, TrackMissing to help in Mary Lands case

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is good news. Economy with what is is today may have someone make a call for reward money.
Could be even a people related to Pratt.
This has to come to end.

TrackMissing said...

Thank you to everyone who attended todays Track Missing presentation and Karren Kraemer for providing us with such powerful and heartfelt presentation. We look forward to tommorrow at Albion College from 2-4. We look forward to working with you on implimenting your very sucessful programs in Michigan. Everyone today was deeply touched and we hope to see those were not able to attend today at tommorrows presentation.

Anonymous said...

So whatever happened to charges being filed on Jan 31 or by then????

Anonymous said...

http://www.battlecreekenquirer.
com/article/20090206/NEWS01/902060305

Justinian Investigative Services said...

A special thank you to Karren Kraemer of Broken Wings Network. Her appearances in Albion over the last two days truly brought some people together.
This is just one of her remarks on the site.

(A Word From Our Founder)

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. I never dreamed just a few short years ago that my life would be altered forever. No one prepares you for the terrrible reality of a missing child or loved one, and there are few resources available for the dark journey that lies ahead.

My life's mission now is to never stop searching, advocating, and supporting those who have no voice. Please join me with your support and prayers.

Karren Kraemer

TrackMissing said...

We have received a great deal of positive feedback about Thursday and Fridays TrackMissing events. Karrens presentation has been refered to "an eye opener" by virtually everyone in attendance. We very much look forward to working with Karren to bring her Wisconsin programs to Michigan. Anyone wishing to volunteer with TrackMissing is encouraged to email trackmissing@gmail.com .

A special thank you to Lt. Peet and acting Chief McDonald. Thank you very much for attending and taking the time to speak with Cliff, Anita, Karren and myself. You attendance and feedback are highly noted and very much appreciated. Everyone had a great deal of positive comments about you guys.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Today, February 12, 2009 is Anita Marshall birthday.
Give her a happy shout out to say hello and drop her an amail.HAPPY BIRTHAY

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Anita
May only good thing's come your way...
Love,Sue B

Anonymous said...

It is nice to see everyone who is working on Mary's case working so well together as a team now. Finding Mary seems to have been completly refocused and appears to now be in a position to make great headway on brining Mary home. Since all are now on the same side this means bad news for those who are involved in her disapperance. This will also provide a fresh look and review of the last 5 years and hopefully bring new information and assistnce to the table.

Anonymous said...

I agree, what did happen to the comment of charges being brought by the 31st of January?

In addition, I personally will be standing there wednesday in the hopes of seeing TJ Bryant squirm from being just a few days away from an arrest for his part in the disappearance of mary lands

or the very least a awesome firing from the marshall "police force" for all his well known antics while on duty as a officer who is supposed to defend our town over these last several years. Yes...I want to see that coming soon. Lets get that filth out of our town before he infects us any longer

TrackMissing said...

TrackMissing has been working with Karren Kraemer to get Mary Lands National Coverage. We received confirmation yesterday that Karren will be going on the Tyra Banks Show next month and Mary and TM will be discussed. Tyra is the first of several National Coverage Shows to come. With the announcement of a $10,000 reward yesterday and upcoming National Coverage we have high hopes of a break in Mary's case.

TM said...

Over the years a "pig farm" was been brought up in Mary's case. TrackMissing has obtained a source familiar with pig farms. We would like to request that anyone with information relating to a pig farm in connection with Mary's case contact Sgt. McDonald, Jim, State Police, AG or TrackMissing with the information you have. Even if you have already provided this information, we would request you submit it again. If you know which pig farms are in questions, please provide that information as well.

TM said...

TM is now working on educating the public and our Legislators on the need for unifrom missing person laws as well as the benefit of Michigan implimenting the Cold Case Cards in our jails/prisons. A copy of the uniform law and power poinnt presentation has been submitted to certain State Reps for consideration. It was asked that if either of these get proposed that they be named after Mary.

www.trackmissing.org will finally be up any day. It was finally released to our web hosting service and will soon be put up once the hosting server completions there work. We will be posting a copy of the above mentioned items on our site. This is not to "push for Legislation" by TM it is for educational purposes.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know of all areas searched in the beginning of the case done by MYF.iTS BEEN STATED EARLY IN THIS INVESTIGATION THAT MARY WAS MOVED TWICE.It was also stated that the woman in charge of myf,also was seen hanging out with the creeper.

Anonymous said...

here we go again with the bull shit bashing.why start trouble again.jamie

Anonymous said...

The last remark was correct. Lets get away from MYF and what might have been done or not been done.
What people must now do is get a witness to come forward and find Mary's body.
Police and community know Chris Pratt killed Mary Lands. Focus on that and you will be successful in your goals.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if chris,jeff,adam or jordan ever worked in construction,if so,what company?It was earlier stated that mary may have been dumped in a construction site? Also someone stated a possible pig farm.Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

So many rumors have been started about this case, its hard telling what the truth is ... I was told by a person who is close to one of the Pratts thats she was put under cement, so dogs couldnt smell her.. I pray that that the 1 person who knows the truth will come forward, even though they might not have commited the crime, their life will never be the same hiding the right information to bring Mary home..Keeping the truth to save a murderer..How can anyone live with themselves just knowing..I'm sorry but in my book that's just being a COWARD!!!Good luck having a stress free life because Mary's family never will again..

Anonymous said...

Here is my 2 cents. Since there have been so many rumors, including locations and Mary being moved, it needs to be taken back to day and and all sites rechecked by different dogs and handlers. Process of elimination so everyone can focus on facts and bag the rumors. This makes sense and I hope to see it happen.

Anonymous said...

why dont u call tracking you foundation. they have dogs from SC.
what r u going to do now----reinvent the wheel. all a waste of time. cops know pratt murdered mary. work with cops and they will find her.

Anonymous said...

tracking you foundation?never heard of it.where are they ??

Chad Scott Track Missing said...

I just received a call about the recent posts. I want to make it clear that TrackMissing has nothing to do with any of the recent comments and we do not in any way condone negative attacks on anyone, including Missing You Foundation. These type of comments hurt the investigation and in no way help. Tm nor anyone currently involved has made any negative statements about anyone who has worked Mary's case in the past.

TrackMissing and Karren Kraemer have invested a great deal of time and resource pooling to help this case and get everyone on the same page. Attempting to start in fighting between TM and MYF or anyone else will not be sucessful.

TrackMissing will remained focus on one thing, the most important thing, the thing that matters more than egos, opinions or anything else, helping find Mary and other missing persons. There ae plenty of public blog spots where people can say what they want about who they want, but Mary's blogsot is not the place.

These types of post have come up in the past and have NEVER helped Mary's case a single bit so It is time to stop this negative focus right now once and for all. The Family, Law Enforcement, Jim, MYF, TM nor anyone else care or want to hear this crap, so cut it out and help find Mary the correct way or keep your opinion to yourselfs or on aother site.

With all the work so many people have done on Mary's case and all the work recenly put into refocusing the case in the proper direction I can not sit here and not be the a voice for cooperation and progress.

If you hae a problem with my honesty and forwardness to this non-sense email me at trackmissing@gmail.com do not post a negative comeback on Mary's site.

Anonymous said...

theres one reason for this website and one reason only...to bring mary home and to stir up the bee hive with your negitive rumors.if there were positive rumors,this case would have been solved a long time ago.you should have brought in the professionals at first instead mpd and jim carlin.way to go guys!!!!!!!!!

TM said...

www.trackmissing.org is now online. While it is not yet fully operational and all the links and information have not yet been completed or fully processed through the systems, it is up and will be updated daily until it is fully operational and all information is listed.

We are building a database of missing persons and due to the amount of them it could be a couple weeks before we get them all entered. We will do everything we can to get each person entered and uploaded as quickly as possible. If you know of a missing person please let us know so we can follow our verification process and get them entered. Once all known missing are entered our goal is to have new entries processed and added within 24 - 48 hours of submission to us. Submissions and listings are not limited to Michigan, anyone from the U.S. or from Canada who might be in the U.S. can be submitted and will be posted once verified.

Our volunteer application is online so feel free to complete ann submit it if you would like to volunteer. 2 main areas we need immediate volunteers for are internet savy persons to assist other TM volunteers in research and an identification program we are working on as well as to do research to obtain specific information/research that TM is helping a law enforcemnt officer obtain for a study being done by their respective department. Another way TM is dedicated to assisting law enforcement, providing research assistance they simply do not have the time/money to conduct soley by themselves.

TrackMissing said...

Information to submit a missing person is now avaliable at www.trackmissing.org you can also fill out our volunteer application. We are also working on adding a special feature for Mary and it will be in place before her Vigil. Thank you for supporting the search for Mary and we hope everyone will attend her Vigil on Thursday March 12, 2009 at Noon at the Fountain in Marshall.

Anonymous said...

Current appeal process of Inmate Christopher Luke Pratt.

http://coa.courts.mi.gov/resources/asp/viewdocket.asp?casenumber=284299&fparties=&inqtype=public&yr=0

This is public information and listed online.

MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS


COA Case Number: 284299

PEOPLE OF MI V CHRISTOPHER LUKE PRATT

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1 PEOPLE OF MI
Oral Argument: Y Timely: Y
PL-AE PRS
(53159) CLARK JENNIFER KAY
161 E MICHIGAN AVENUE
JUSTICE COMPLEX
BATTLE CREEK MI 49014
269-969-6976

2 PRATT CHRISTOPHER LUKE
Oral Argument: Timely: Y
DF-AT APP
(39535) KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA
220 BAGLEY AVENUE
SUITE 1015
DETROIT MI 48226-1874
313-965-6050


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Status: Open 58

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03/17/2008 1 Claim of Appeal - Criminal
Proof Of Service Date: 3/14/2008
Register of Actions: Y
Fee Code: PI
Attorney:39535 - KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA

01/07/2008 2 Order Appealed From
From: CALHOUN CNTY 37TH CIRCUIT COURT
Case Number: 2007-002395-FH
Trial Court Judge: 23152 MILLER STEPHEN B
Nature of Case:
Felonious Assault
Criminal Miscellaneous
Domestic Violence
Kidnapping

03/17/2008 5 Transcript Ordered by Trial Court
Date: 3/13/2008 Timely: Y
Reporter: 3000 - REPORTER UNKNOWN
Hearings:
11/27/2007 Jury Trial
11/28/2007 Jury Trial
11/29/2007 Jury Trial
12/3/2007 Jury Trial
12/4/2007 Jury Trial
12/5/2007 Jury Trial
12/6/2007 Jury Trial
1/7/2008 Sentence

03/31/2008 6 Appearance - Appellee
Date: 3/27/2008
For Party: 1 PEOPLE OF MI PL-AE
Attorney: 53159 - CLARK JENNIFER KAY

04/18/2008 7 Invol Dismissal Warning - No Steno Cert
Attorney: 39535 - KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA
Due Date: 5/9/2008

04/24/2008 8 Steno Certificate - Tr Request Received
Date: 4/21/2008 Timely: Y
Reporter: 5087 - HOWIE JACQUELIN
Hearings:
11/27/2007 Jury Trial
11/28/2007 Jury Trial
11/29/2007 Jury Trial
12/3/2007 Jury Trial
12/4/2007 Jury Trial
12/5/2007 Jury Trial
12/6/2007 Jury Trial
1/7/2008 Sentence

04/24/2008 9 Transcript Not Taken by Steno
Date: 4/21/2008
Reporter: 3000 - REPORTER UNKNOWN
Hearings:
11/27/2007 Jury Trial
11/28/2007 Jury Trial
11/29/2007 Jury Trial
12/3/2007 Jury Trial
12/4/2007 Jury Trial
12/5/2007 Jury Trial
12/6/2007 Jury Trial
1/7/2008 Sentence

06/20/2008 10 Notice of Filing Transcript
Date: 6/18/2008
Reporter: 8010 - FARNHAM STACY L
Hearings:
11/27/2007 Jury Trial
11/28/2007 Jury Trial
11/29/2007 Jury Trial
12/3/2007 Jury Trial
12/4/2007 Jury Trial
12/5/2007 Jury Trial
12/6/2007 Jury Trial
1/7/2008 Sentence

06/20/2008 11 Transcript Not Taken by Steno
Date: 6/18/2008
Reporter: 5087 - HOWIE JACQUELIN
Hearings:
11/27/2007 Jury Trial
11/28/2007 Jury Trial
11/29/2007 Jury Trial
12/3/2007 Jury Trial
12/4/2007 Jury Trial
12/5/2007 Jury Trial
12/6/2007 Jury Trial
1/7/2008 Sentence

08/01/2008 12 Stips: Extend Time - AT Brief
Extend Until: 9/10/2008
Filed By Attorney: 39535 - KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA
For Party: 2 PRATT CHRISTOPHER LUKE DF-AT

09/09/2008 13 Motion: Extend Time - Appellant
Proof Of Service Date: 9/8/2008
Filed By Attorney: 39535 - KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA
For Party: 2 PRATT CHRISTOPHER LUKE DF-AT
Fee Code: PI
Requested Extension: 10/8/2008
Answer Due: 9/15/2008

09/16/2008 14 Submitted On Administrative Motion Docket
Event: 13 Extend Time - Appellant
District: G

09/19/2008 15 Order: Extend Time - Appellant Brief - Grant
Click here to view document in PDF format.

Event: 13 Extend Time - Appellant
Panel: JPH
Attorney: 39535 - KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA
Extension Date: 10/8/2008

10/08/2008 16 Brief: Appellant
Proof Of Service Date: 10/8/2008
Oral Argument Requested: Timely Filed: Y
Filed By Attorney: 39535 - KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA
For Party: 2 PRATT CHRISTOPHER LUKE DF-AT

10/08/2008 17 Presentence Investigation Report - Confidential
Date: 10/8/2008
For Party: 2 PRATT CHRISTOPHER LUKE DF-AT
Attorney: 39535 - KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA

10/24/2008 18 Notice of Filing Transcript
Date: 10/20/2008
Reporter: 8010 - FARNHAM STACY L
Hearings:
1/7/2008 motion

10/27/2008 19 Stips: Extend Time - AE Brief
Extend Until: 12/10/2008
Filed By Attorney: 53159 - CLARK JENNIFER KAY
For Party: 1 PEOPLE OF MI PL-AE

12/08/2008 20 Motion: Extend Time - Appellee
Proof Of Service Date: 12/5/2008
Check No.: 26325 Fee: $100.00 Receipt #: 2842991
Filed By Attorney: 42351 - HALLACY JOHN A
For Party: 1 PEOPLE OF MI PL-AE
Requested Extension: 1/7/2009
Answer Due: 12/12/2008

12/09/2008 21 Submitted On Administrative Motion Docket
Event: 20 Extend Time - Appellee
District: G

12/10/2008 22 Order: Extend Time - Appellee Brief - Grant
Click here to view document in PDF format.

Event: 20 Extend Time - Appellee
Panel: JPH
Attorney: 42351 - HALLACY JOHN A
Extension Date: 1/7/2009

01/07/2009 24 Brief: Appellee
Proof Of Service Date: 1/7/2009
Oral Argument Requested: Y Timely Filed: Y
Filed By Attorney: 53159 - CLARK JENNIFER KAY
For Party: 1 PEOPLE OF MI PL-AE

01/08/2009 23 Noticed
Record: REQST Mail Date: 1/9/2009

01/22/2009 25 Record Filed
Comments: FILE; 10 TRNS

02/23/2009 28 Correspondence Sent
For Party: 2 PRATT CHRISTOPHER LUKE DF-AT
Attorney: 39535 - KOSTOVSKI SUZANNA
Comments: L3 rec req: cassette tape of recording btwn df & mother 6/25/07 (PX 28)

02/27/2009 29 Telephone Contact
For Party: 1 PEOPLE OF MI PL-AE
Attorney: 53159 - CLARK JENNIFER KAY
Comments: copy of cassette will be sent to COA (sending out Monday 3/2)

03/03/2009 31 Material Received by Record Room
Comments: CASSETTE TAPE (PHONE CONVERSATION)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Anon 12:54 - This is a version of a story that's been going around the internet since John Robinson used the alias "slavemaster" to on the internet to lure women to meetings where he sexually assaulted them. He was arrested and charged in 2000. Later, he was charged with the murder of 6 people and sentenced to death in 2003.

For more info on this one, check out http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/slavemaster.asp

The emails continue to circulate with different versions of the names. You can always count on these types of pranks to pick up when school is out for the summer.

Anonymous said...

I agree with told all above.