People, groups, agencies, etc, the family have contacted regarding Emily's case:
TV Shows Specializing in Unsolved Homicide Cases such as: America's Most Wanted, Court TV, Crime TV, Crime Net, Crime News Two Thousand, MSNBC News, American Police Beat, and Cybersleuths.
Several professionals from Homicide Investigations, Cold Case Investigations, Forensics, DNA Testing, Profilers, Knot Analysis People, Vidocq Society, and Private Investigators.
Several offices for Victims Rights such as Texans for Equal Justice, People Against Violent Crimes, Dept. Of Justice for All, NOVA, Victims Assistance with the local DA's office, FBI Victims Assistance, National Center for Victims of Crime, and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors in Washington, DC.
The Govenor's Office, State Senator and Representatives, Attorney General, Local DA's Office, Sheriff's Offices throughout Texas, FBI, Texas Rangers, Crimestoppers, Texas Marshall's, Approximately eighty Texas Police Departments, and also major city police departments within the US.
QUOTE from Emily's family: The problem we are having with this is that the people who are willing to help us and work on Emily's case have been refused permission from Det. Tommy Ward, the investigative office of Emily's case, saying that it is his case.
BBM. This is at least the second time the family has mentioned this fact on their site. IMO, he either has a massive ego, is stupid, is involved, or is covering for someone. It's been 20 years. I wonder if he's still the investigator in charge of the case. He was still the investigator quite recently because the family's info regarding him on their website is not that old and he is listed as a contact.
Twenty years.... Isn't this case cold enough? There can't be too many good/legal reasons why he won't let anyone else investigate. How long is he going to block other agencies, groups, and officials from having access to this cold case, which could very well be linked to other child murders?
Family's website, page 15 http://theresayeary.tripod.com/id5.html