A Child is Missing: Searching for Justice


Brutally beaten, raped, strangled, and run over by a vehicle, 13-year-old Kathy Lynn Gloddy was left naked in the woods three miles from home on November 21, 1971. A Child is Missing: Searching for Justice is the result of six years of research and interviews conducted by Kathy’s sister, Karen Beaudin.

Still hunting for answers, Karen continues to gather information about Kathy’s kidnapping and murder from law enforcement, forensics, medical professionals, and classmates. Driven by the need for truth and justice, Karen researched medical terms, people, places, and dates in search of answers.

A Child is Missing: Searching for Justice is a heartfelt and insightful look into the lifelong effects a major loss has on a family. This book shows that although the police’s investigation may have come to an end, the family’s search continues. Without finding the truth that can bring closure to the tragedy, the incident can tear a family apart.

This book is an inside look at the family’s steps forward as they consult with forensic and investigative experts to give fresh insight to new evidence and reexamine clues and evidence that might have been overlooked through the original investigation. 

PUBLISHED: August 1, 2017

ISBN: 978-1-944328-73-3