WWMT-Channel 3 News Feature, Pratt Parole, 11/08/2013
After his December 2007 conviction for Domestic Violence, Unlawful Imprisonment, Interfering with/Electronic Communications Causing Injury/Death, and Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault), Chris Pratt was released on parole from a Jackson prison on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He was convicted in a Calhoun County Circuit Court for the above noted violent crimes against a more recent girlfriend. Although he is officially considered a "person of interest" in connection with the disappearance and homicide of Mary Denise Lands, he has not yet been charged. Inmate, now Parolee Pratt, has been incarcerated since June 24, 2007, for a total of 6 years, and 4 months. His original sentence included a sentence of 4-15 years.
Today, the family of Mary Denise Lands has not known the fate of their beloved daughter since March 12, 2004 when according to Parolee Pratt, she walked away from the apartment they shared at Waldon Pond Townhouses in Marshall, Michigan. 44 hours later Chris Pratt called Mary's parent's in California to ask if Mary was there? Her parent's had relocated there only one week earlier. Today, Mary Denise Lands has been missing for 9 years, 7 months, and 26 days. March 12, 2014 it will mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.
As hard as we all fought to keep this violent perpetrator in prison, we could only do so for the last three times that he came up for review by the Michigan Department of Corrections Parole Board. He is now free to wander the community and groom new victims. He may have a new appearance on his MDOC OTIS link, but I guarantee he has not changed on the inside, and this "Creeper" will continue his dysfunctional way of life. Please feel free to review the content of this site, and if you have any information, no matter how trivial it may seem, call the authorities.
Christopher Luke Pratt, Inmate # 673261
If anyone has information on this case, the family once again urges you to please contact any of the following local law enforcement officials;
Chief Jim Schwartz, Marshall Police Department- 269.781.2596
Michigan State Police, District 5 Headquarters, Paw Paw, Michigan- 269.657.6081
Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton, 269.969.6450
Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert- 269.969.6980
There is no doubt that the person/s responsible for the disappearance and murder of Mary Denise Lands will be held accountable. We will never give up in our efforts to bring Mary home. Please help us!
Justinian Investigative Services
Battle Creek, Michigan