This is a partial transcript from "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren, July 22, 2004 that has been edited for clarity.
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ROSS WILLIAMS, MARK HACKING'S FRIEND: Mark Hacking's been the best friend I could have ever asked for. He's a man of God and he's a man of service, and he's full of love.
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GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Tonight, an "On the Record" exclusive with perhaps the last person to see Lori Hacking (search) alive besides her husband. Lori's former college roommate, Erin Galbraith, joins us from Salt Lake City. Welcome, Erin.
ERIN GALBRAITH, LORI HACKING'S FRIEND: Thank you, Greta. Hello.
VAN SUSTEREN: Erin, when was the last time you saw your friend Lori?
GALBRAITH: I saw Lori on Sunday night. We went up to a friend's house-warming party in Bountiful, and a group of five of us went up there. We spent a little bit of time, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in Bountiful and had some food, came back down to Salt Lake and basically said good-bye to Mark and Lori.
VAN SUSTEREN: Was Mark with you the whole night?
GALBRAITH: Yes. Yes. That I saw. Every time I was with them, he was there.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you have any chance to sort of talk — I know you were amongst friends, but did you and Lori talk at all about how things were going in her life, for instance?
GALBRAITH: Not — I mean, a little bit. You know, I would ask her, Oh, you know, how are you feeling about the move? And you know, What's happening? I just — you know, I'd been inside their apartment before we got up to the party and had seen all their boxes, and so I talked to her about what was happening, what the plans were and that kind of stuff. But other than that, that's about it.
VAN SUSTEREN: Now, I know — I suppose you know that a lot of focus is on her husband, as in every investigation when a spouse disappears. But did you notice anything unusual between the two of them that night?
GALBRAITH: No. No. Mark, as always, was just a doting husband, as he always has been ever since I have known him. He has always been just nothing but good to her and shown her nothing but extreme love, and Sunday night was no different.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you know anything about this discrepancy in medical school, how Mark had said that he was admitted and apparently never was admitted, never even applied?
GALBRAITH: No, I didn't know that.
VAN SUSTEREN: What do you make of this?
GALBRAITH: You know, I just — the only thing I can think about is how unfortunate this is for Mark. I can only just — I can't even imagine how sad that must be for him just to think that there is nobody that he can talk to about this and nobody that he can express, you know, whatever he was feeling in order to make these decisions.
And so I just feel really just sad for him that he didn't feel that he could maybe talk to Lori about this, if that was the case, or talk to his family about this, as we know that that didn't happen. So I just feel nothing but sadness.
But I really don't think that it changes the fact that Lori is missing because I — because to me, that is the most important thing at this time. It is not whether or not Mark was going to Chapel Hill. It was not whether or not he was going to med school at all. The fact is that she's gone, and I think that that's where we need to have our focus, not on Mark.
VAN SUSTEREN: When you saw Lori Sunday night, had she told you she was pregnant?
GALBRAITH: No. I knew they had been trying. But I mean, I wouldn't expect someone to tell me at five weeks that they were pregnant. But I knew that they had been trying to have kids, yes.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you know — did Lori happen to mention that she intended to go jogging the next day?
GALBRAITH: No, but that's not unusual. I mean, I think when you do something as regularly as Lori jogs, you're not going to say, Oh, I'm going to jog tomorrow. It's, like, you know, if I eat breakfast every day, I'm not going to say, Oh, guess what? I'm having breakfast tomorrow. So to me, I don't think that that's unusual. Lori jogs. She jogs frequently. So I don't think it's unusual that she didn't mention that.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you know what time she usually went to work, what her work hours were?
GALBRAITH: You know, I don't. We constantly e-mailed during the day, so I know she was pretty much there. I think just regular business hours, maybe 7:00 to 4:00, 8:00 to 5:00, just, you know, pretty standard. I mean, she worked for Wells Fargo, which is a bank here in Salt Lake, and so it's just regular banking hours.
VAN SUSTEREN: And I guess I should ask you, this is tough on you, as a friend, isn't it?
GALBRAITH: Yes, incredibly.
VAN SUSTEREN: Any sort of thoughts about what might have happened to your friend?
GALBRAITH: No. I don't know. I can tell you that I don't think that Mark had anything to do with it. He loved her as much as you could ever hope someone would love your best friend, your daughter, your sister. And he did. And I — and I just want people to know that, that I don't think he did that to her. So I don't — I honestly have no idea what happened to Lori. I don't think that she ran away. I don't think that was in her nature. I don't think that she's capable of doing that to all of those who love her. And that's indicated here by how many people love her. But I honestly just have no idea what has happened to her.
VAN SUSTEREN: Was she looking forward to going to North Carolina?
GALBRAITH: What's that?
VAN SUSTEREN: Was she looking forward to the move to North Carolina?
GALBRAITH: She really, really was. Actually, she was excited. I think that she — you know, she's prepared for this. She has been ready for Mark to go to medical school. She had just kind of been waiting for that decision and ready to start this new part of their life. I think she was incredibly excited to move to North Carolina.
I know that they went down there to check out apartments, and I remember talking to her about, you know, apartment size and square footage and telling her what I had, as compared to what she was looking at and, you know, giving her recommendations on things that she might look for. And I think she just was nothing but excited, nothing — you know, just excited for a new change. She'd been in Salt Lake long enough, and I think she was ready for this.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Well, we hope that all the publicity, maybe someone has seen something and knows something about this. Erin, thank you very much for joining us.
GALBRAITH: Thank you so much.
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