NYS Senate honors Missing Persons Day

NY Capitol News

On Saturday, New York State recognized its 17th annual “Missing Persons Day,” where family members of missing persons from across the state gather in Albany to keep hope alive and share ways of coping.

As part of the event, NY Senator Jim Tedisco presented Mary Lyall with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal, the senate’s highest honor for her work to help families of missing persons for the past 20 years.

Mary’s daughter, Suzanne Lyall, went missing 20 years ago from UAlbany.

Mary and her late husband Doug then started the Center for Hope, which has become a national leader in efforts to find missing persons and advocate for new legislation to prevent these tragedies.

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