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"Up there in that interview room, you've got a boatload of officers, you can't wipe the smiles off their face, they're so excited to have her back."

FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Chip Burrus

"We didn't give a lot of information out. Because we didn't tell you about it didn't mean we didn't know what we were doing."

Salt Lake Police Chief Rick Dinse speaking to the news media

"I just spoke to Ed Smart and Lois Smart. I saw Elizabeth in their arms. . . . They wanted me to thank all the people for their support and their prayers. They believe indeed those prayers are answered today."

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson

"I can assure you that these prosecution decisions will be made carefully and that I am committed to seeing that those responsible are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Paul M. Warner, U.S. attorney

"It's a testament to the power of prayer. It's a witness to having faith and perseverance, and we hope that it is an answer to prayers."

The Rev. Franklin Evans, senior minister of Holladay United Church of Christ