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Friend Walking to Raise Money for Lori Hacking

Friend Walking to Raise Money for Lori Hacking

Posted - Jul. 30, 2004 at 9:21 p.m.



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Kim Johnson ReportingMore rumors surrounding the Lori Hacking disappearance have prompted Salt Lake Police tonight to issue this statement:

"The Salt Lake City Police Department has become aware of the rumors related to the discovery of a body in connection to the Lori Hacking Missing Persons Case. This is to advise you that they are only rumors and false in nature."

For the second night in a row investigators are not combing the Salt Lake County Landfill, for clues in the case. But Greg Skordas, who once headed up the District Attorney's Domestic Violence Victim's Unit, thinks police are locked onto one theory.

Greg Skordas, Attorney: “If you look at the entire case, the theory the police are working on is first, the husband Mark is the perpetrator. Second that it happened in the apartment, and third, that she was thrown into the trash which ultimately ended up at the county landfill."

If it becomes a homicide case, Skordas says it could be prosecuted without a body. But not without solid physical evidence of a homicide, from the apartment or elsewhere.

A friend of Lori's set out on a long journey early this morning. She is walking all the way from Payson to Salt Lake to raise awareness and money.

Mile after mile, with a donation bucket in her hand Angie Cardall is walking for Lori.

Angie Cardall, Lori Hacking's Friend: “Get the word out, let people know that she's missing, try to get that extra help to find her, raise money for her search. And I don't really want to talk about it, but if not for the search, they maybe some funeral costs. I've known her since sixth grade. Went to junior high and high school with her, did track and field together. Then after high school I lost touch with her until I heard the news. So I’m out here doing what I think she'd do for me."

Even though it had been years since she'd seen Lori, she says she has fond memories of her and of her husband Mark.

Angie Cardall: "I saw them together in high school and stuff, and they were so cute and so bubbly, and at first I didn't want to know that Mark was the one that did it, but now its kind of hard to say he didn't."

Even so, Cardall says she hopes her 75 mile trek will keep the disappearance in the forefront of the public conscience.

Angie Cardall: "I want the search to continue because I want to bring Lori home, one way or another."

Tomorrow morning Cardall will set out again and walk from Orem to Sandy. Then on the third day she plans to end her memorable journey in Salt Lake City's Memory Grove.

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