"If we don't do anything, they may come out and cut the sign down," church member Bill Stokes said. "And we would have to pay for them to cut the sign down, which seems to be pretty harsh."
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"We certainly understand the frustration. We share it. There's nothing worse than losing a child," Deputy Attorney General Bill Stokes said Monday. "You have to make sure you protect the integrity of the investigation by following the evidence."
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