This holiday season unfortunately marks the 7th Christmas that Cliff & Anita Marshall have endured not knowing the fate of their beloved daughter, Mary Denise Lands. Unless you have walked in the Marshall's shoes for the last 6 years, 9 months, & 7 days you cannot begin to comprehend the frustration, anger, sadness, and despair they have suffered since Mary allegedly disappeared from her apartment on March 12, 2004. At this point, we can only continue to hope and pray that charges will be filed against the person/s responsible for Mary's disappearance and murder. For now, that process is in the hands of the prosecutor and the law enforcement community.
The Marshall's wish to extend a sincere Happy Holiday to all our friends and supporters, new and old, who have been with us since this tragedy unfolded. We also deeply appreciate the efforts of the Marshall Police Department, Michigan State Police, Michigan Attorney General's Office, and the Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office in their resolve to close Mary's case and our best wishes to them for a joyous holiday.
We are in the process of planning a final memorial tribute to Mary and her life that will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, the 7th anniversary of her disappearance. It will also be an event to promote public awareness on the issue of domestic violence. Details will soon be released and we hope you all will join us for this final good-bye tribute to Mary.
Update- December 20, 2010- WWMT-Chanell 3 News
For some time we have asked that anyone with information on Mary's case to come forward and provide that tip to Chief Jim Schwartz of the Marshall Police Department. We know that there is one person out there who's conscience is bothering them because they indeed could end this nightmare for Cliff & Anita. Please help this family as they have suffered long enough. Come forward, even anonymously, with the final piece of this puzzle that will allow us to close this case and bring Mary home.
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them" (Galileo).
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