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.


  1. Extra special prayers for you and your family today. I know the anniversary dates can be the hardest and sometimes the days leading up to and following are just as hard. Your sister would be so proud of you and the missions, love, compassion and faith you share with others to prevent a similar situation. Prayers for you and the family and a virtual hug too. I will pray each time the Lord places you on my heart today, you will be covered in prayer as you continue to move forward.

    Lisa M. Buske


  2. Lisa, thank you for taking the time to remember me and my family in your prayers. May God bless you as you minister to others in pain, there are many wounded.

    I pray God receives the glory for anything I’ve accomplished and will accomplish in the future.
    Take care,


  3. Thinking of you today Karen and praying for you and all of Kathy’s loved ones. There is not one good reason why Kathy’s Law should not exist, and it should be in every state.


    1. Thank you Carol, that’s what I’m hoping for. After it’s in every state we then can get a national data base started. Miss her…..


    1. Thank you Susan. I will keep you in my prayers. I’m so sorry about your daughter Heidi, not knowing is tormenting. I’m very thankful that Kathy was found the following day. My heart goes out to those that continue to look.
      Take care of yourself,


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