Today marks forty years since Kathy was murdered and the case remains unsolved. I miss her and just want her back.
While my sister’s remains lay in the ground for forty years the murderer continues to walk free. He’s had birthdays, enjoyed life, family, friends, and luxuries. Kathy never had the opportunity to take pleasure in any of these things and we were denied the joy of seeing her do so.
The killer has never received justice. One definition of justice, “To cause to come before a court for trial or to receive punishment for one’s misdeeds: The murderer was brought to justice.” It is disturbing to know that during all his years of freedom, he may have killed again. Has he caused heartache and torment in another’s home? Because an arrest has never been made we will never know. If a person commits murder why would they not kill again? From 1980 to 2008 the United States has over 185,000 unsolved murders. It’s terrifying to know that so many killers wander around in our society. Could it be your neighbor?
Unsolved murders have become an epidemic in the United States. We must find a way to make more arrest, convict, and send these killers to prison for life. “Whatever it takes” should be our motto.
I pray that “Kathy’s Law” will become reality in 2012. I know it can make a difference in the quest to put these criminals behind bars for the rest of their lives.
It’s been forty years and I just want her back……
“The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born. And, yet, the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one. So, when I die, it will be that I have been transformed from the caterpillar of earth to the butterfly of the universe.” – John Harricharan
“Kathy’s Law” The Unsolved Not Forgotten would make it mandatory in Ohio for every city to submit the information on their cold cases to a data base the Bureau of Criminal Investigations has created. This data base, created by Special Agent Roger Davis can then be used to help solve cold cases. “Kathy’s Law” has the potential to be passed in every state and later used to create a national data base of unsolved murders.