Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mary Denise Lands, 9th Anniverary Memorial Vigil- March 12, 2013

Battle Creek Enquirer News Link- March 13, 2013
March 12, 2013 will mark the 9th anniversary in the disappearance of Mary Denise Lands. The family has not held any events since 2011 when a Calhoun Court judge officially declared her deceased, but we plan to again promote public awareness for her disappearance and ask the public to help law enforcement solve this case.
The event will be held at the Brooks Memorial Circle Fountain in Marshall, Michigan on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. We expect numerous law enforcement officers from the community to attend including the newly elected Calhoun County Prosecutor, David Gilbert, Sheriff Matt Saxton, Undersheriff Tim Hurtt, Chief Jim Schwartz, and others. We also have the honor of the presence of Eric Falker, Director of Student Ministries of the Marshall United Methodist Church, who will provide an introductory prayer for the family, and our community. Pastor Len Sheonenherr of MUMC also wished to attend, however he will be out of town on March 12th.
Mary was a battered woman, a tragic victim of domestic violence, and as we have done in the past, we have invited Jennifer Fopma, and representatives of S.A.F.E. Place Shelter to the vigil.
Today, Mary has been missing for 8 years, 11 months, and 27 days. 49 balloons (Mary's age, if she were alive today) will be provided by Troy & Sandy Radcliff of Lakeside Florist of Battle Creek, and will be released at the conclusion of the event.
There is a person in our community who can provide that one crucial tip that will help the team of investigators solve this case. We have never lost hope, and we believe that this will be the year that Mary will be recovered, and the person/s responsible for her disappearance and murder will be held accountable in a court of law.
If you have information that can help solve this case, please call any of the following; Chief Jim Schwartz, MPD- 269.781.3431, Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office- 269.966.6980, or Michigan State Police, 2nd District- 269.657.6081. You can remain anonymous.
Please join us on March 12th and show your continued support for Cliff & Anita Marshall.
Jim Carlin
Justinian Investigative Services
269.274.6334 (Cell)


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