Update- May 8, 2010- Breaking News- Headlines- Battle Creek Enquirer
For nearly 6 years, and 2 months Cliff & Anita Marshall have lamented over the disappearance of their beloved daughter, Mary Denise Lands. For some time we have strived to have Mary's story told to the nation in order that tips could be developed and she could be brought home along with justice for the person/s involved in her disappearance and murder. Although the Michigan media has done an unbelievable amount of coverage we have not been able to convince other medias to review Mary's case.
Thanks to the March 29, 2010 Detroit News feature by Frank Donnelly, we recently received a call from ABC Television's 20/20 in New York City that they were interested in doing a one-hour feature on Mary's case that will air across the nation at the start of the Summer. The program's producer called me this morning and stated that today would be a great day to make this announcement especially since it is Cliff & Anita's 45th wedding anniversary. When Anita Marshall heard the great news, she screamed for joy, and remarked, "this is the icing on our 45th anniversary cake". She asked that the deepest appreciation be expressed to all who have made this happen and have supported the family over the last six years. The Marshall's believe that the law enforcement community and Chief Jim Schwartz of the Marshall Police Department are doing everything possible to solve Mary's case, and the family is optimistic that their daughter will soon be brought home.
We hope that the 20/20 feature will result in new leads for our law enforcement team to finally close this case and allow Mary Lands to be brought home and laid to her final rest. The Marshall family will never have a closure to this personal tragedy, but with the assistance of ABC Television and 20/20 perhaps the end is near? Maybe soon we will have the answers on two primary questions that we have asked for so long, "Where is Mary?" and "When will we have justice for Mary?"