I want to express my gratitude towards those that took time out of their busy schedules to attend the book signing in Concord and Franklin. Your support lifts me up and encourages me to continue on the path before me. Using Kathy’s story to educate law enforcement officers, victims’ advocates and university students about the effects of murder on a family honors her memory. Education produces knowledge and knowledge fuels change.
Thank-you for your support,
“BRIDGEWATER — It’s been six years since her first book, “A Child is Missing, A True Story,” and 45 years since Karen Beaudin’s kid sister Kathy Lynn Gloddy was raped and murdered in Franklin.”
Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 1:00 pm
Franklin Public Library
310 Central Street
Franklin, NH 03235
sister.A Child is Missing: Searching for Justice is the result of six years of research and interviews done by Karen Beaudin, sister of murdered victim Kathy Lynn Gloddy. Brutally beaten, raped, strangled, and run over by a vehicle, Kathy was left naked in the woods three miles from her home on November 21, 1971. Still searching for answers, Karen attempts to gather information about Kathy’s murder from law enforcement, forensics, and medical professionals, and classmates. Karen, driven by truth and justice, researched medical terms, people, places, and dates, looking for answers. A child is missing: searching for justice is a heartfelt and insightful look into the long reaching effects of a major loss to a family. What this book shows us is that although the police’s investigation may have come to an end the families does not. Without finding out the truth and bringing closure to the incident it can tear a family apart. This book sees the family take steps forward consulting forensic and investigative experts to give them an insight to new evidence and re-examine evidence that may have been overlooked through the original investigation. Consulting with Karen on this book has been a perceptive experience that has re-enforced for me that there is a need for police departments to establish and invest in cold case investigative teams. This book should leave the reader and anyone involved in the criminal justice process with one clear thought – “The investigation only ends when the truth is revealed.” Harry J Smy Curriculum Coordinator: Science Course Lead and Lecturer: Forensic Science City of Westminster College London
The Merriam Dictionary definition of grief is, “deep sadness caused especially by someone’s death.” If that’s the definition of grief, they’ve never met someone who’s loved one was murdered. While I finished A Child is Missing: searching for justice, Lynda Cheldelin Fell was creating, Surviving Loss by Homicide, a grief diary. I was asked by Donna R Gore, national advocate host of Shattered Lives Radio to participate and accepted the challenge. This endeavor was a volunteer mission of many willing to tell their story with the hope it might help others through their grief journey.
Since the release of A Child is Missing: searching for justice individuals have contacted me with information about Kathy’s murder. I’ve passed this information on to the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit.
I encourage anyone with information about Kathy’s murder to contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit. You can leave detailed information with or without your name.
If you gave law enforcement information years ago, it’s important to contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit and give that information again. Leaving your contact information would be helpful in case they need to talk to you. Most likely, the original contact information you gave law enforcement has changed.
I am positive individuals have information detectives need. Now is the time to come forward and give them any information you have. And anyone that gave information in the past, make sure the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit has it and your updated contact information.
A Child is Missing: searching for justice can be ordered through me, copies are signed.
They can also be ordered through Tate Publishing.
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