On behalf of the family of Mark and Brent Richards, I would like to thank the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the state troopers and friends for the effort in the search for Mark and Brent. The family would also like to thank the individuals that reported the sightings of their beloved family members. Although the news was sad, it brought closure and peace to the family.
However, I believe that Sheriff Thomas Lorey owes the family a public apology for the crass statement that he made in regards to the assumption they may have "just run away from home" as well as some other tasteless remarks. Shame on you, Sheriff Lorey, for making such a statement.