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Lori's Father Issues Statement

Lori's Father Issues Statement

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Sandra Yi ReportingChristy Goodro, Lori Hacking's Friend: "I was just frustrated that it was the person that she trusted and loved so much."

Sadness turns to anger among friends of Lori Hacking, as they absorb the news Mark Hacking admitted killing her.

But, the harshest words yet, come from Lori's father.

A change in emotions, as the search for Lori's body gets underway again at the Salt Lake County landfill.

This is the 7th day officers have been out at the landfill. Crews are sifting through seven and a half million pounds of trash. They say it's a slow process, but believe Lori Hacking's body is out here. Officers are trying to zero in on newspaper dates and addresses, to see if they can get closer to finding her body.

Meanwhile, for family and friends, their grief has now turned to anger.

Christy Goodro, Lori Hacking's Friend: "She came over here, she did my dishes, she watched my kids. She was the kind of person who would do anything for a friend."

As details of Lori Hacking's murder, unfolds, Christy Goodro, chooses to remember the good times.

It was Lori, who kept Christy strong, while her husband was called to duty, in Iraq.

Christy Goodro: "I'd say Ii was lonely, and she'd drop whatever, and come over and sit with me. She cried with me some nights, because I was scared."

Christy is still trying to cope, with Lori's death. Her feelings of shock and disbelief have turned to anger.

Christy Goodro: "Of course angry toward Mark, that he could, especially stories of her being asleep in bed, that he could look at his wife, someone he was supposed to love, and do something so horrific."

Lori's family also has strong words, for Mark.

In a statement, her father expressed outrage about his daughter's murder and the man who allegedly committed the crime.

Eraldo Soares says: ‘The innumerable lies she was told by her husband for years on end were selfish and shameful. The cowardly way in which she and her baby were brutally murdered in cold-blood while she slept is despicable. The gutless attempt at covering up this monstrous act is appalling. It is difficult to imagine a more disrespectful way of disposing of her remains. No family should have to lose a daughter and sister this way.'

For Christy Goodro, Lori's death is still hard to believe. She hangs on to the memories of a friend, she says, was so full of life and love for everyone, including her husband.

Christy Goodro: "I would hope that people would remember her for the way she lived her life, and the kind of person she was, rather than this horrible act that's been committed to her."

In his statement today, Lori's father thanked everyone who was involved in the search for his daughter.

He also hopes for justice and a proper burial for his little girl.

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