Today is November 1, 2010, the anniversary month of Kathy’s murder. It has been 39 years since Kathy was brutally raped and murdered, the case continues to go unsolved. This year my family was able to claim victory in an area that was close to our hearts. We diligently fought for a Cold Case Unit in New Hampshire, the bill passed, and the Unit was formed. Within six months of the team being established, an arrest was made in a 1989 quadruple homicide. This arrest proves the value of a Cold Case Unit and I encourage every state to establish one. Although it was not Kathy’s case that was solved, we know how important it is for other families to receive the justice they have waited for. Our fight was not only for Kathy, but for them too. As I promote “A Child Is Missing” the story of Kathy’s murder and what it was like growing up in the middle of murder, investigations, and a heartache that continues, this month will be especially difficult. With the story ever before me, the memories are also. I am hoping the book might break someone’s heart, as ours has been broken and come forward with information they are withholding. We know you are out there, and we know you could make a difference in Kathy’s investigation and in the lives of the family that still yearns for her presence today.
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Karen Beaudin is a published author and accomplished speaker who addresses the subject of unsolved murders to various institutions, including universities, law enforcement, and religious organizations during conferences and training seminars. She promotes the value of Cold Case Units and its importance to families of murder victims. Karen also supports the creation of websites for unsolved homicides and unresolved deaths. These websites can provide valuable information to law enforcement and makes available a place to leave anonymous tips. Karen's media interviews include Elizabeth Vargas from ABC 20/20, Bob Ward, Crime Reporter from Fox News Boston; Sean MacDonald, Andy Hershberger, and Ray Brewer from WMUR TV. In 2009 Karen and her sisters were influential in establishing New Hampshire's first Cold Case Unit. During Victims' Rights Week, 2010, the Gloddy family received a certificate of appreciation from Governor John Lynch for their outstanding service on behalf of victims' of crime. To arrange a speaking engagement, contact Karen through her website, or by sending her an e-mail as indicated. http://www.karenbeaudin.com firstname.lastname@example.org A Child Is Missing exposes the reality that murder follows a family throughout their entire life. Future events often loop back to the day when a loved one's life was taken by the hands of a murderer. Karen's sister Kathy was murdered in 1971. The case was reactivated in 1983 and again in 2004. In 2006 Kathy's remains were exhumed for DNA. A Child is Missing: Searching for Justice is the sequel to A Child Is Missing, it covers the reopening of Kathy's investigation in 2004 to present date. Karen interviewed over fifty people for the sequel and acquired new information from retired investigators. View all posts by ksbeaudin