Saturday, August 7, 2010

Our final "Ride for Mary"- August 7, 2010

Mary Denise Lands disappeared from Marshall, Michigan on March 12, 2004 and has now been missing for 6 years, 4 months, & 26 days. This was our 4th annual "Ride for Mary" and it will be the last. Next March, Cliff & Anita Marshall will be forced to go into a court and have their beloved daughter declared legally deceased. On March 12, 2011 Mary will have been missing for 7 years.

Today, 81 motorcycles roared, and the friends and supporters of the Marshall family came together to once again promote public awareness for Mary's case. (View YouTube video; 4th Annual Ride for Mary)

A special thanks to Dick Johnson, Angie & staff of the BallJoint/Godfather's Pizza, Gary Fields Comedy Club, Bud's Wrecker in Marshall, The Marshall Area Jaycee's, The Battle Creek Police Department, the Marshall Police Department, and all those who helped make this last ride a huge success.

We still are optimistic that the person/s responsible for the disappearance and murder of Mary Denise Lands will be held responsible in a court of law. The law enforcement community has a good idea of who the perpetrator/s may be and we will not give up until we have "Justice for Mary" and we can bring her home.

As most of you know, Mary's former fiancé, Christopher Luke Pratt is serving a prison sentence of 5-15 years for the violent assault of a more recent girlfriend. He has been in jail/prison for over three years, and Inmate Pratt is not eligible for parole until February 2012. Already hundreds have signed up to send letters to the MDOC Parole Board to keep him in prison until the expiration of his sentence in 2022. Inmate Pratt is a severe threat to his previous victims and our community. Help keep this evil person incarcerated! (MDOC OTIS- Christopher Luke Pratt, Inmate 673261)

If you can help with that one vital tip that is needed to close the case, please contact any of the following; "Together we can bring Mary home"
Chief Jim Schwartz, Marshall Police Department- 269.781.2596
D/Lt. Scott McDonald, Marshall Police Department- 269.781.2596
D/Sgt Mike Salmen, Michigan State Police, Battle Creek Post- 269.968.6115
D/Sgt. Mike Scott, Michigan State Police, White Pigeon Post- 269.483.7612
Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office- 269.969.6980
Office of the Michigan Attorney General- 517.241.6565

Jim Carlin
Justinian Investigative Services, Battle Creek, Michigan