Justice for Victim's of Unsolved Murders

Unsolved murders-Cold Case Units-Kathy Lynn Gloddy


10th Annual National Missing Persons Conference
Group picture Conference

Photo taken by Carrie Elgbrett http://www.carrieeigbrettphotography.com/

Speaking at this conference was a life-changing event for me. Since Kathy’s murder I have never been around a group of people such as this. That’s saying something since it’s been over forty years since someone brutally took her life. Looking into the eyes of more than three hundred faces reflected the power of unity.

In attendance were law enforcement officers, search and rescue teams with their faithful dogs, Community United Effort (CUE) leaders, CUE volunteers and Guardian Angels of the streets. They dedicate their time to find, rescue and recover loved ones because they know what it’s like to drown in the pain of the unknown. While seeking answers about their missing or murdered they are willing to open their hearts and extend their hands to walk with another on the dark path that is familiar.

At first I felt like an outsider. It was obvious that relationships had been formed from previous years. But it wasn’t long before I had a strong connection to a group of people I’d never met before. A closer connection than some relationships I’ve had for years. When your eyes meet with another’s that’s experienced the pain of murder or have someone missing time isn’t needed to form a bond.



The conference was educational. I’m still trying to process. Some information was dark and covered the evil in the underground world. There is no doubt the depravity of man is alive and kicking. Thank goodness we have warriors willing to battle in the muck of it all.

The topics addressed were Forced Labor Around the Globe, Social media and law, Crime Scene Preservation, “Throwaway” People Become Cold Cases, Statement Analysis as an Investigative Tool, What’s Race Got to Do With It? My Child is Missing!, The Curious Allure of Serial Killers and The Unsolved Not Forgotten.

The weekend encompassed a mixture of emotions. Empathy, sorrow and grief emerged along with courage, hope and pride. Disgust, anger and frustration sometimes sat next to eagerness, amazement and triumph. Each day I hit the pillow exhausted but filled with admiration for Monica Caison the founder of CUE and her volunteers.

It was an honor to meet all involved with the 10th Annual National Missing Persons Conference. I definitely received more than I gave.

Thank you,

Monica Caison/Karen Beaudin

CUE’s Oath “I offer myself to those who have nowhere else to turn. These desperate people who ask for my help have unique situations. Yet, however unique, they are bound together with the commonality of being the loved one of a missing person.” Monica Caison http://www.ncmissingpersons.org



“No One Stepped Into Their Path”- the Prophecy of Monica Caison and the CUE Center for Missing Persons March 25, 2014

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Monica Caison, Founder CUE Center for Missing Persons

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A child is missing-a true story

A child is missing-a true story

Karen Beaudin Speaking Engagement on March 20-23 2014
10th Annual National Missing Persons Conference NC 2014
Title: Unsolved Not Forgotten


Karen Beaudin is the published author of A Child is Missing-a true story and professional speaker. She addresses the subject of unsolved murders, the missing and unresolved deaths to law enforcement at homicide training sessions around the United States and in universities to criminal law students. She’s an advocate for Cold Case Units and the creation of websites that list the unsolved, the missing and unresolved deaths in every state. These websites can provide valuable information to law enforcement and makes available a place to leave anonymous tips. They also assure victims families that their loved one has not been forgotten.

Recently Karen spoke at four Homicide Initiative Training Sessions in Ohio for the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. In 2009 she 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.

In 2012 the Ohio Attorney General recognized Karen for her advocacy in promoting Cold Case Units. The Fraternal Order Of Police in Ohio acknowledged her valuable contribution to Ohio’s law enforcement community and the Ohio Unsolved Homicides Initiative. Karen has designed the Victims of Violent Crimes Bracelet for those affected by violent crimes.



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A young man named Tony contacted me and asked for an interview.  He had chosen cold cases as his topic for a report he was doing in school.  It intrigues me when a young person is interested in unsolved cases.  This is the third interview I’ve done with someone doing a similar project. Each time I wonder if one of them will be a future detective, work in law enforcement, strive to be a forensic scientist or an investigative journalist.  I’m willing to help them understand what’s involved in solving a cold case.

Tony’s preparation impressed me.  It was obvious from the questions he asked that he had done his research on Kathy’s case.  He’d read newspaper articles, talked to others about the case and was prepared to ask me some specific questions.  His sensitivity to the subject was moving.  “If it gets too hard and you want to stop please let me know” he said.  In all the interviews I’ve done over the years I’ve never had anyone tell me that. 

After a series of thirty-five questions Tony continued to ask me if I had pictures of specific people and of Kathy’s dog.  He was working on a timeline and inquired about Kathy’s whereabouts during the day.  “I read in a newspaper article that Kathy was seen at Franklin High School that night.  Is that true?”  He didn’t accept what was written in the newspaper as truth.  He was willing to search for a reliable source to confirm it.  Impressive!

Thank you Tony for being prepared.  Doing your research gave you an insight on the important questions needed for a good interview.  Good luck on your project.  Who knows, maybe one day your title will be detective, investigative journalist or forensic scientist.  I hope your future is an incredible journey.

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I designed the Victims of Violent Crimes (VOVC) bracelet for individuals who have been impacted by violent crimes.  My sister, Kathy Lynn Gloddy was murdered in New Hampshire on November 21, 1971.  No one has ever been arrested.  The justice scale leans heavy on the side of the broken heart.  Whether or not someone is brought to justice for these crimes, true justice would be the return of our loved ones as they were before any crime was committed.

Kathy continues to impact individuals lives through her testimony. Law enforcement, victim advocates, students and individuals are greatly affected by her story.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to organizations that support victims of violent crimes. The charm is pewter and one inch in diameter.The bracelet is black leather. Thank you for your support.




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January 8, 2014~ A new year begins and the writing continues. I’m on chapter 11 and it’s been wearisome. Right now I’m listening to an audio interview. This includes listening, writing and going back to listen again. I do this process over and over again. Checking and double-checking information makes the writing process slow. It’s much like the first seven chapters when the research into medical terms and references to interviews sometimes feels as slow as a turtle crossing a country road. I’m not sure the writing will get any easier.

Some of the materials I work with while writing A child is missing-searching for justice

Some of the materials I work with while writing A child is missing-searching for justice

A child is missing-a true story

A child is missing-a true story



August 7, 2013~ Writing has been difficult and haunting.  Memories are vivid and writing about information I’ve acquired from three years of research and interviews is challenging.  When to walk away and take a break is important.  Sometimes it’s days and sometimes weeks.  I’ve come to terms with allowing the sequel to be finished when it’s finished.

Dates, names, places and details must be accurate and information in chronological order.  Details are disturbing and painful.  Though Kathy’s murder was over forty years ago the reality of it still takes my breath away.  I miss her.

For all of you waiting for A Child Is Missing-Searching for Justice, thank you for your patience and support.


January 10 2013~ As the New Year rang in I couldn’t help think about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. This will be an incomprehensible year for so many. The ripples of this destruction reach out and touch a multitude, even those that are not related.

The children who were murdered will remain five and six years old forever in the minds of their parents and family. Other children will grow up without a parent and all parents will grow old without their children. Siblings will experience a life without their sister or brother, never knowing the pleasure of their company again.  Similarities to events in the past can trigger emotions to those that thought they were at bay. And the list goes on. It’s remarkable how much agony a heart can bear.

The endeavor to write the sequel to A Child Is Missing has brought me to places I was not anticipating. It has opened up unexpected avenues.   

Almost two years has gone into research and interviews for A Child Is Missing-Searching for Justice. I am reviewing the first book. Strangely, reading it as a book is different from writing it.

I have finished my timeline, my outline, and the organization and filing of newspaper articles. There is a pile of research in front of me and I am ready to write. I would appreciate your prayers. To begin the process again is a little terrifying.

I’ll keep you updated!


LOOKING BACK AT 2013 December 31, 2013

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Sometimes I don’t feel I’ve accomplished much in a year until I look back and record all that’s been achieved. Doing so helps me to stay motivated and gives me the incentive I need to achieve even more in the next year. I can also see the bumps in the road that caused me to go off track and what it takes to get back on.

A life-changing event can leave us feeling hopeless. The loss of a loved one, a change in family dynamics through divorce or facing a disease that consumes our lives can scream hopelessness. “How will I overcome such grief, such pain” are words I’ve heard myself whisper. As the clock tics and time passes I’m able to see a difference from where I was compared to where I am. It’s encouraging to see progress. Progress is a meter for hope. Staying in the same place as when the initial hurt began is never good and sends a message that you might need to seek professional help to see there can be a future.

I don’t forget the loved ones I’ve loss, the hurt divorce causes a family or the illness that is consuming but I do allow these events in my life to transform how I think about the future. I know time can produce hope for the future, possibilities and love. Hope for good things to come, the potential to change the world and love for God, family and mankind.

Two thousand thirteen gave me hope, possibilities and love. Whatever God has in store for me in two thousand fourteen I pray I’ll remember that He can use time to change everything.

I hope your New Year is filled with possibilities,




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