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.

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