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Speaking at New Suffolk College UK

Yesterday, I spoke with students in several classes at New Suffolk College in the UK. The students were taking Forensic and Criminal Investigation classes. It was exciting to see so many students interested in these fields of study.

Recently, I talked with someone in law enforcement from the US and was told there is a shortage of interest to join law enforcement and investigative work. Reasons stated were, hours, pay, risks, the stress it puts on an individual and a family.  These are legitimate concerns, but we need people to fill these valuable fields of employment.  If we don’t, our society will be in trouble.

I received good feedback from the students and Harry Smy. Harry is head of Access to HE and Science at Suffolk New College. He has an extensive background in forensics and helped me during the writing of my book, A Child is Missing: Searching for Justice. I will share his link so you can check out the amazing work he’s done. Harry is young, and I’m impressed with all he’s accomplished in his life already. He truly lives by the saying, Carpe Diem. (“seize the day”)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/harry-john-smy-b3680325

Introduction by Harry Smy

Harry shared this with me last night, “The students haven’t stopped talking about you in the online group chats, and I’ve already had 2 parents contact me commending your talk and asking for more information!”

I also received a lovely letter from one student, her kind words were an encouragement to me. I hope, in return, I encouraged her to press on with her studies. We need dedicated individuals in all fields of law. I would like to see more female detectives.  As a child, it was difficult to speak with male detectives about such sensitive matters as rape, and the murder of my sister, Kathy.

Though exhausted from jet lag, and three speaking sessions in one day, it was a rewarding experience. I am truly blessed to be able to share Kathy with the world and to have her make an impact on so many lives. 

I’ll never forget Kathy or stop missing her. I won’t give up hope that one day, next to her name on the unsolved murders list in New Hampshire, it will no longer say unsolved but will say solved.

4 thoughts on “Speaking at New Suffolk College UK”

  1. Karen, well done and thank you. The students are so fortunate to have had your input and will remember this. I am sure it will inform the contribution one or more of them will make to the world.

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  2. “SOLVED”!! Yes, Karen, I have always hoped to see that as well. As a childhood neighbor friend of Kathys, I have been following the progress, or lack there of, since that horrible day. My Granddaughter, Alyssa, is going to college now, in this field. I am one Proud MeeMee lol. I have been looking for another copy of your book, “A child is missing,…….” (I lost mine in a house fire). I live in Maine, out in the “boonies”, where there is a lack of certain things, and I really want your book. I am disabled, so I don’t get out much. Are there still copies around? I am not complaining, mind you, just home sick for NH, where things are more much prevalent then here. Keep up the good work. God Bless you, for all you do and have done to keep her memory alive. You are a wonderful sister and a great role model. Sincerely Yours,

    Sandra (Cote) Smith 152 Robinson Road Blaine, Me. 04734

    On Tue, Mar 5, 2019, 11:34 AM Justice ~ Unsolved Murders wrote:

    > ksbeaudin posted: ” Yesterday, I spoke with students in several classes at > New Suffolk College in the UK. The students were taking Forensic and > Criminal Investigation classes. It was exciting to see so many students > interested in these fields of study. Recently, I talked” >

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    1. Hello Sandra, thank you for responding. Were you a classmate of Kathy’s? You can order books on Amazon, they are second editions. The first publishing company was dissolved and I had to have a second editon done. It’s the same as the first with some added touches, some quotes and a daisy on the top of each chapter for Kathy. Take care of yourself, I know how long the winters can be in NH and Maine.
      Regards,
      Karen

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