From Laura's parents:

We were so privileged to have Laura as our daughter and there is not a day, an hour that goes by when we don't think about her and miss her. The hole in our hearts can never be filled, and the empty seat at our dinner table is our life sentence. But we are so grateful for the time that we did have with Laura. No parent should ever have to go through the nightmare of having a missing child. It is unacceptable to us that sex offenders go free every day, forcing every parent to guard their children like jailers. We do not have a free society when the innocent do not have the freedom to explore their world without fear of abduction around every corner.