Family appreciates help with search

On behalf of my sister, Darla Richards, and the rest of our family, we would like to say thank you to all of the people who kept faith in the search for Mark and Brent. We are relieved that they were found, as now our family has some peace of mind and can put them to rest properly.

We would like to thank the Fulton County sheriff, the state police and all others who contributed to the search. We understand the reasons for the scaling back of the search, but we do wish that social media wasn’t the basis of the scale back as it is not the most reliable source of information. It was hard on us to hear some of the things being reported and stated by authorities, but as a family, we knew they did not “run away;” we knew something happened to them.

In the end, we just want to say we appreciate everything that everyone has done for us and thank them for their support.