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    NY - Suzanne Gloria Lyall, 19, Albany, 2 March 1998

    Abducted near her campus on March 2, 1998, Suzanne Lyall is the one for whom "Suzanne's Law" was named, raising the age of a missing young person from 17 to 21, so that in the event a person goes missing near a college campus, or is college aged, the police will begin to search for them in earnest, thereby saving lives. Suzanne's Law was passed the same day as the National Amber Alert on April 30, 2003 by President George Bush, as part of the Children's Protection Act of 2003.

    Suzy's site

    http://www.global2000.net/suzy/

    Information about Suzanne's Law can be viewed here

    http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories...category=CAPIT

    Doug and Mary Lyall's The Center for HOPE (healing our painful emotions) can be viewed here

    http://www.hope4themissing.org/


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    For Suzy, prayers for answers and soon

    Much love, Lanie


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    Much love to all the Lyall's.
    Prayers for Suzy, that you find her and soon.
    With love and HOPE, Lanie


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    Suzy's profile will be shown tonight Thurs.Aug. 5th on "Missing Without A Trace" It's shown on ABC at 10pm EST. It should be shown around 10:30.

    With hope for our missing loved ones,
    Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
    President and Founder,
    Project Jason
    www.projectjason.org


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    Kelly,
    I will watch that tonight. Is this a show about several missing people that is new? I know that there is a new show called MISSING that comes on another channel but it's a fictional show so I dont watch it.


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    Missing Without a Trace puts a missing person flyer up at the end of each program. It is a fictional show and very unrealistic but they do put a real missing person poster up after the show is over.


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    Oh Ok

    This is the show I was thinking of then. That's cool that it does have something realistic and not all fiction.


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    Here is a video you can see of Suzanne, put together by Jim Viola, husband of missing Pat Viola.

    http://patriciaviolamissing.homestea...yall_Video.wmv

    Thank you, Jim!

    Kelly


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    Thanks for sharing the video Kelly. It is interesting(and sad) to see what she was like. She seemed like a likeable girl. This case has stayed with me ever since I heard about it in 1998. I have actually been to Crossgates mall, on a trip through Albany in 1987 which of course was way before her disappearance but it is still interesting to think I have been at the that mall. I was just wondering, was the boyfriend ever questioned? I'm not saying he had anything to do with her disappearance, but aren't the people closest to the victim usually looked into first? And he's the person who first noticed her missing.I wonder how her poor family is doing, it seems the website hasn't been updated since 2002. I hope she is alive out there somewhere but it doesn't seem very likely.

    Praying for Suzanne and her family.


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    Hi joellegirl
    The fiance was cleared. To the best of my knowledge, the person of interest in Suzy's case was and still is the "Nike man" who was seen on video using her bank card shortly after she disappeared. His picture can be seen on her billboard which is on the web site, http://www.global2000.net/suzy/
    There is no proof he had anything to do with her disappearance, but of course authorities would like to know how he got the card. It was only used that one time.

    There is also no indication that Suzy is deceased. Our fervent prayer is that she is alive, and they see her again someday. Preferably soon. Thanks for caring about Suzy and the Lyall's. They're all incredible people!!

    With love and HOPE, Lanie


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    7 Years Ago Today Suzanne went missing.
    http://www.capitalnews9.com/content/...20112&secID=33


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    Parents of student who vanished work on monument to missing

    First published: Thursday, March 3, 2005

    As Doug and Mary Lyall remember the seventh anniversary this week of the disappearance of their daughter, Suzy, their energies are focused on raising money for a monument to the missing.

    The goal is $100,000. So far, $37,000 has been raised for the "Remorial," a word the Lyalls made up "for remembering as opposed to memorializing," Mary Lyall said.

    "The connotation of memorial means someone has passed, but we know missing persons have come back; not a great percentage of them, but some."

    Recently, Enterprise Rent-A-Car donated $10,000. Other groups and individuals have contributed. The Lyalls' Center for Hope in Ballston Spa administers the fund.

    Once built, the monument will be state property and located at the Empire State Plaza. There will be a significant state contribution, as yet undisclosed, Mary Lyall said.

    On March 2, 1998, Suzanne Lyall, a 19-year-old sophomore computer science major at UAlbany, is believed to have stepped off a CDTA bus at Collins Circle on the uptown campus at 9:45 p.m. after working at a computer store at Crossgates Mall. She has not been seen since.

    "How difficult this is for us," the mother said. "Seven years is a long time. I'd thought we'd have all sorts of information by now. I know there's somebody out there who knows what happened to Suzy that night."

    "Please come forward and tell someone so we can resolve our problems. It's a nightmare we haven't woken up from, and I don't think we are going to wake up until we know where she is."

    The Lyalls want the project to become a national monument. In New York, more than 4,000 are missing; in the United States, more than 90,000. Loved ones "need a place to go and grieve," she said.

    The couple worked with architect Bill O'Connor, Office of General Services deputy commissioner, who designed the state's World War II monument at the plaza.

    A friend, Bob D'Alessandro of Scotia, made a miniature of the design -- a 16-foot structure with four floating glass panels supported by stainless steel columns. There will be an eternal flame and a message etched in the glass: "As a symbol of eternal HOPE may this flame light their way home."

    "We wanted it to reflect light because we are still waiting for these people to come home, like a light in the window," she said.

    In 2002, the Lyalls went to Ireland to participate in the dedication of a memorial to missing persons. "We came back with all sorts of excitement," Mary Lyall said. "If they can do that in Ireland, why can't we do something like this in America?"

    Times Union

    Special thanks to Carol DeMare.


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    I can't even imagine going 7 years and not knowing if my loved one was alive or dead.


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    Schumer, Sweeney push for National Missing Person Day

    Wednesday, April 6, 2005
    www.empirestatenews.net

    US Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman John Sweeney yesterday each introduced a resolution designating April 6, 2005 as "National Missing Persons Day." The proposed date would be the 27th birthday of Suzanne Lyall, a University at Albany student who has been missing since March 2, 1998. Lyall, a computer science major, was last seen after working a shift at Babbage's Software in the Crossgates Mall.
    Schumer and Sweeney said the goal of the resolution is to bring missing persons cases like Suzanne's back into the public eye and ensure that they are not forgotten. In 2001, Governor Pataki designated April 6 as Missing Persons Day in New York State. Schumer and Sweeney's resolution would make the date a national day of awareness.

    "Suzanne Lyall reminds us all of the thousands of families in New York aching for a loved one who is missing," Schumer said. "Establishing a National Missing Person's Day is important because dedicating it to those who are missing raises awareness about their cases and reminds their families that their neighbors and communities support them."

    "This day is about remembrance," said Sweeney. "I have met Suzanne's parents and seen their tireless efforts to find any information, any small detail about their daughter's disappearance. A National Missing Person's Day will let the Lyall family and all of the other families across the nation that are missing a loved one know that they have our support."

    In the years since their daughter's disappearance, Suzanne's parents have become youth-safety advocates, founding a " Center of Hope" in the Capital region geared toward helping families with missing loved ones. Doug and Mary Lyall are working to make the Center of Hope a national organization that would provide information on missing persons and a meeting place for people who have missing family-members or friends.

    There are 3,854 people considered missing in New York, including 2,015 over the . Throughout the country, there were over 47,890 missing persons over the reported missing to the police and entered into the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) in 2004.

    In the 107th Congress, Schumer and Sweeney introduced Suzanne's Law, a bill to prohibit law enforcement from imposing a waiting period before accepting reports of missing persons between the ages of 18 and 21. The bill was signed into law in April 2003.

    http://www.empirestatenews.net/News/20050406-4.htm


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