Sarah Turney did something gutsy the other day... she met with her father for the first time since his release from prison, and confronted him with her thoughts and suspicions. She also recorded the conversation!
During our chat yesterday, we discussed the details of this riveting conversation with Michael Turney - the lead suspect in Alissa's disappearance.
This past Saturday, I was with Alissa's sister Sarah and her best friend Charity at the annual Missing in Arizona day. We were there to represent Alissa, and to get answers as to the lack of prosecution in her case...
We had the pleasure to talk with Det. William Andersen, who investigated the case alongside Det. Somershoe. Andersen remembers the case with remarkable detail. He seemed understandably frustrated that the hundreds of hours he spent working on the case have not lead to a resolution. Yet.
The event was very successful, with over 200 people participating and 75 new missing person reports filed. In the last two years, 19 cases were already resolved thanks to the Missing in Arizona Day.
Alissa wrote out the lyrics of this song in a letter to her then best friend Charity Thompson. Although the song references the relationship between a mother and her daughter, Alissa wanted Charity to know that despite the fact that Michael Turney forbade the girls from seeing each other, she would always love her.