"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