|Today it is with great honor that AlyBlue Media releases the book, A Child is Missing: A True Story, on the 46th anniversary of the murder of 13-year-old Kathy Lynn Gloddy.
The sister of my dear friend Karen Beaudin, Kathy was raped, beaten, run over and murdered in a sleepy New Hampshire town two days before Thanksgiving in 1971.
Her killer was never found.
Karen recounts the horrifying details of her younger sister’s unsolved murder and her family’s journey through the devastating aftermath because of its value as a teaching tool for law enforcement, training seminars, and university criminal justice programs.
Karen has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and other notable news programs, received awards for her service on behalf of crime victims, and her family was influential in establishing New Hampshire’s first Cold Case Unit.
Karen originally published both books a number of years ago through a publisher who went out of business. This gave us the opportunity to partner with Karen to bring both books back into circulation so others can continue to learn from Kathy’s case.
As we move through Thanksgiving weekend, my list of thanks is very long, and my friendship with Karen is at the top of that list. As much as Thanksgiving will always be a painful reminder of her family’s shocking story, it also brought Karen and I together—something I will always be grateful for. She is a lovely soul who is full of grace, kindness, compassion, and determination to make a difference as her family continues to search for truth and justice in the aftermath of every family’s nightmare.
I love you, Karen Beaudin. Sending hugs and kisses to Kathy in heaven, and hugs and prayers to you. Today and always. XOXO
It was a cold November night in 1971 when 13-year-old Kathy Lynn Gloddy went missing, only to have her beaten, bruised body found the next day on the cold ground. Enter into the tragedy as Karen Beaudin vividly recounts the horrifying details of her younger sister’s death in A Child is Missing—the shocking true story of a small New Hampshire town stunned by the revelation of such a brutal crime, and a family devastated by the loss of a beloved daughter and sister. As Karen and her family search for justice, their faith will be tested in the battle against guilt, fear, and devastating grief that comes when they realize every family’s worst nightmare.
Available on Amazon