Sunday, February 28, 2016

12th Anniversary Celebration of Life Vigil, Mary Denise Lands

As you know, the Marshall family did not wish to do anything related to a vigil last year as they have been extremely frustrated that there has been no progress or an arrest in Mary's case. Unfortunately both of them are getting older and ailing from the mental and physical stress of Mary's disappearance. They do not care about an arrest or a sentence in this case, and they only wish to be alive to see their beloved daughter at peace in a cemetery. They do wish to hold another vigil this year, and it is planned again at the Craig Kempf Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. This event might be able to bring forward that one witness who can break the case. We need your help.

As many of you probably may know, I accepted a position during the summer in Daytona Beach with a healthcare agency helping veterans and the community with mental illness and substance abuse issues. I may be 1,200 miles away from the Cereal City, but I am still vehemently committed to the Marshall family and helping them in their quest for "Justice for Mary". My plan is to fly up to Michigan on Thursday, March 10th and be there until the 14th. As well as noticing the local media, we have posted the event on my own Face Book page under Jim Carlin.

The community has been wonderful in helping the Marshall's promote public awareness for Mary's case, and I hope you all might be able to be present on the 12th. The Craig Kempf Funeral Home is located at 723 Old Highway 27 North in Marshall, Michigan, and just south of I-94 leading into downtown Marshall.

 Again, we hope to have a significant number of law enforcement and governmental officials present, as well as a representative of Safe Place Shelter to talk about the issues of domestic violence. I have said it for a long time, but I truly believe we soon will have Justice for Mary, and the person/s responsible for her disappearance and murder will finally be brought to trial.
If you have any information, please contact myself, Chief Jim Swartz of the Marshall Police Department, or Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert.