"Here's this young lady with all the promise in the world, who comes from the West Coast to Washington," Mr. Stanton said. "She meets this guy. Her world is turned upside down. And she ends up missing."
"I had some real sleepless nights," he said, remembering the intense media interest, with reporters following his every move as the investigation wore on. "You want to do it because you want to bring some closure for the family. They were hoping against hope, not even knowing if she was alive. And they are genuine gems, the nicest people and one of the best families I've ever met in my entire life."