Karen Beaudin is the daughter of Earl and Lucielle Gloddy. She was born in Franklin NH on October 1, 1956. Karen grew up in a family of six, four girls and two boys who were twins. Unfortunately two of her siblings died at a young age.
The youngest, Kathy was brutally raped and murdered at the age of thirteen. She was born, February 13, 1958 and her life was taken on November 21, 1971.
A brother, Richard, died at the age of 29 from complications during open-heart surgery. Richard was the twin to her brother Roger. Richard was born on January 30, 1950. He was a minister and passed away in 1979.
Earl Gloddy was born December 9, 1919 and passed away September 2, 1992 from cancer.
Lucielle Mercier Gloddy was born on March 18, 1920 and passed away on July 17, 1997 by suicide.
Karen’s surviving siblings are, Ann, Roger, and Janet. She and her siblings have faced much heartache in life, as children and as adults.
Writing the book, “A Child Is Missing” has been a desire of Karen’s for a long time. A great trial in her life pushed her to focus on putting down on paper what it was like to find out her sister had been brutally raped and murdered. In great detail she describes what it was like to grow up with this knowledge and what happens through the investigation.
Karen has been interviewed by Elizabeth Vargas from ABC 2o/20, Bob Ward, crime reporter from Fox News Boston; Sean MacDonald, Andy Hershberger, and Ray Brewer from WMUR TV. She fought for and is an advocate for the newly formed Cold Case Unit in New Hampshire and supported the DNA bill which makes it mandatory for all convicted felon’s DNA to be entered into the system. Within six months of the Unit being established, an arrest was made in a 1989 quadruple homicide. Karen emphasizes the value of having a Cold Case Unit at all of her speaking engagements and book signings.
Karen’s attitude toward life, past, present, and future is heavily influenced by her faith in God.
Kathy has never been forgotten and justice is still sought by all of her siblings.