The family continues to plan for the candlelight vigil being held at Franklin High School at Franklin NH, from 6:00 to 8:30. Refreshments will be served following the vigil at St. Mary’s School. The last school Kathy attended, she was 13 and in eighth grade. Franklin High School, for years, is where we believed she was last seen in 1971. We have recently learned that she was last seen on the bridge, just after the high school, heading towards West Franklin.
Some of the speakers set up for the vigil are, Tom Shamshak, Representative Pete Hinkle (incorporated the Cold Case Unit bill), and the family. Theresa Mahoney, a long time family friend will be Master of Ceremonies. This vigil will help all of us to remember the value of Kathy’s life, to never give up fighting for her and to give those in her 1971 class a time to reflect. The family knows that many of those students, over the years, have struggled with the reality of Kathy’s murder just as we have.
Would you be one of those that would say, “You need to get over it and move on?” We have moved on, but we will never forget. I trust you wouldn’t either, if one of your loved ones was brutally beaten, repeatedly raped, stranggled, run over four times and left in the woods naked on a cold November night.