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    Kathy Beatty family website...

    Here is a website titled Kathybeatty.com - Solving Kathy's Murder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Man suspected in unsolved NH murder dies in Fla.
    Associated Press - August 20, 2009 6:35 AM ET

    FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Attorney General's office says a man considered a potential suspect in a 38-year-old unsolved murder has died in Florida.

    Senior Assistant Attorney General Will Delker tells The Citizen that Edward Dukette was a "person of interest" in the death of 13-year-old Kathy Lynn Gloddy in 1971.

    The 66-year-old Dukette, who died last week, was a tenant in the home owned by Kathy's father. She was raped, beaten, strangled and run over by a car.

    In 2006, Dukette walked into a Florida jail and said "he needed to be arrested." He allegedly said he was with a girl named Gloddy when she died but "couldn't remember if he raped her." Dukette later recanted.

    When asked what Dukette's death means to the investigation, Delker said he still considers it an open homicide.


    Information from: Citizen, http://www.citizen.com


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    I do not know if the case of Kathy Lynn Gloddy and that of Kathy Lynn Beatty are connected, although there certainly are some similarities. Whether they constitute a pattern, or simply a coincidence is hard to say with so little information.

    The murders of the two girls occurred four years apart and quite a distance from eachother.

    It would be very interesting to see a timeline on the person of interest in the Gloddy case. Where was he at various times? What crimes did he commit? What connection - besides his confession - is there between him and Kathy Lynn Gloddy? Was he ever in Maryland, specifically Wheaton, and when was that?


    As to a possible connection between the Gloddy case and the Lyon case, that would depend on more information. The known information about the Lyon disappearance does not closely match what is known in the Gloddy case, in my opinion. But perhaps more information might indeed turn up some connections.


    By GAIL OBER
    gober@citizen.com

    Thursday, August 20, 2009

    GLODDY



    A one-time Franklin resident who died a week ago in Florida was a suspect in the still unsolved murder of 13-year-old Kathy Lynn Gloddy, the state Attorney General's Office has confirmed.

    Senior Assistant Attorney General Neals-Eric "Will" Delker said Wednesday that Edward E. Dukette was a "person of interest" in Gloddy's murder 38 years ago.

    Dukette, 66, of Old Town, Fla. died on Aug. 13, but in 1971 he was the upstairs tenant in the School Street home owned by Earl Gloddy, Kathy's father. Kathy Lynn disappeared on the evening of Nov. 21, 1971. Her body was found the next day. She had been raped, beaten, strangled and run over by a car.

    "Karen [Gloddy Beaudin] and I used to baby-sit for him," said Janet Gloddy Young of Northfield, one of Kathy's three sisters.

    In March 2006, Dukette walked into a jail in Florida and told the sheriff "he needed to be arrested." He allegedly told the sheriff he was with a girl named Gloddy when she died but he "couldn't remember if he raped her."

    Dukette later recanted his story and told police he was ill and, because of a recent spinal tap, was "confused."

    Delker said Wednesday that Dukette had definitely been a person of interest since 2006 and, as a result of Dukette's statements to Florida law enforcement, Kathy Lynn's body was exhumed and the case was reopened with the hopes that new technology such as DNA would shed some light on the cold case murder.

    Merrimack County court records indicate Dukette pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl in 1969 and on June 1, 1970, was sentenced to a minimum of one year and one day and a maximum of three years in the N.H. State Prison, with six months of the minimum sentence suspended.

    Delker said Dukette's name came up during the initial investigation of the rape and murder of Kathy Lynn, but declined to comment further.

    Both Delker and Franklin Police Lt. Stephanie Clough said Dukette's statements were part of their 2006 investigation but neither would comment directly on any new revelations or confirm if they ever spoke directly to him.

    "Like I said in 2006, we don't know if one or more people committed this crime," Delker said Wednesday.

    When asked what Dukette's death means to the investigation, Delker said he still considers it an open homicide.

    "I guess we'll regroup and decide where we go from here," he said.

    In recent months, the Gloddy sisters have brought the unsolved murder of their sister into the media spotlight by publicly advocating before the state legislature for the creation of a dedicated cold case unit and working with private investigator Thomas Shamshak — a former Massachusetts police chief who is also involved in the investigation of the 2000 disappearance and murder of life guard Molly Bish in the central part of that state.

    Last month, the Gloddy's held a vigil for Kathy Lynn on the front steps of the Franklin High School and led a procession of mourners holding daisies — Kathy Lynn's favorite flower — to the West Side Bridge.

    They were guests of honor when Gov. John Lynch signed the cold case bill into law at the N.H. Statehouse last month.

    In addition, the ABC News magazine "20/20" is working on a story about the murder and has twice filmed in Franklin — once at the vigil and a few days earlier when Shamshak took them to the actual place where police found her body.

    Young said she and her sister Karen Gloddy Beaudin were interviewed by them in Boston while her sister Ann Gloddy Ring and brother Roger Gloddy were interviewed in Franklin.

    Delker said he had been contacted by "20/20" and had agreed to an interview but said he didn't know "what will happen [with the news segment] with this new information."

    Young said she had hoped Dukette "would tell us what he knew before he died, but I guess he took all that to the grave."

    She said she prays that the police continue to investigate her sister's death despite Dukette's death.

    "I just hope they don't give up now that this guy is dead," Young said.

    "As far as I'm concerned this is still an open homicide," Delker said. "No warrants have been issued and we have not solved this case."

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    Police exhume girl's body
    Investigators yesterday exhumed the body of a 13-year-old Franklin girl who was slain 35 years ago, in the hopes that new DNA evidence will identify her killer.
    Kathy Lynn Gloddy, a pretty tomboy known for her compassion and skills at sandlot baseball, was raped, beaten, run over with a motor vehicle and left on a dirt road in West Franklin in November 1971. No one has ever been arrested for her death.
    A break in the case came in March, when a Florida sex offender named Edward Dukette walked into his local jail and said he was with Gloddy when she died, according to a police report. Dukette, 63, formerly of Franklin, was one of several original suspects in 1971, according to court papers.
    In seeking court permission to disinter Gloddy's body, the investigators' petition focused almost exclusively on Dukette, pointing to several parts of his account that matched the facts of the case.
    Yesterday morning, Gloddy's family gathered at St. John's Cemetery in Tilton as her casket was unearthed. The painstaking process began about 8 a.m. and took more than five hours.
    The state's medical examiner and a forensic anthropologist from Maine began examining the body yesterday afternoon, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Will Delker. Gloddy could be reburied as early as today, he said.
    "We're hopeful that forensic evidence will help identify the killer,"Delker said.
    The police uncovered a number of promising leads after Dukette came forward, Delker said. Two state police detectives are on the case, he said, along with Franklin police Lt. Stephanie Clough.
    The forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on Gloddy in 1971 noted semen was present in her body, but he did not collect a sample of it at the time, according to court documents.
    In seeking court permission to exhume Gloddy's body, an investigator wrote that a medical examiner told him that "additional DNA from the perpetrator may be recovered from Kathy Gloddy's body, even after 35 years."
    But one expert said that, while the body may contain useful evidence, it's unlikely that traces of the killer's DNA can be found now.
    "Chances are slim" that the semen will help investigators now, according to Max Houck, a former FBI forensic anthropologist who has written textbooks on the science.
    "It may be there, but it's probably going to be degraded to a point where it wouldn't be useful for DNA analysis," Houck said.
    Some of the rapist's mitochondrial DNA could have survived for three decades, Houck said. That form of DNA lasts longest, but it provides less information, narrowing the suspect pool only to the rapist's maternal line.
    A focus on Dukette
    Dukette has not been charged in connection with Gloddy's death, and investigators have not ruled out any suspects or the possibility that more than one person was involved in the killing, Delker said.
    And Dukette has told reporters that he was confused when he told officers at the Dixie County Sheriff's department in Florida that he was with Gloddy when she died.
    Doctors "did something to my back, a spinal tap is what they call it, and I had some very strange thoughts, and I thought I was guilty about something, but I am not sure that is so," Dukette told the Gainesville Sun this month.
    But according to court papers, several pieces of his story have checked out.
    Dukette told the officers in Florida that he got to know Gloddy when he lived in an apartment above her family's home in Franklin, New Hampshire state police Detective Scott Gilbert wrote in his affidavit.
    The affidavit lays out the following similarities between Dukette's account and the police record:
    q Gloddy's father, Earl, told investigators in 1971 that he had rented an apartment to Dukette. Earl Gloddy told the police that he evicted Dukette after he served as a juror in a case in which Dukette's father was convicted of statutory rape.
    q Dukette told the Florida police he had gone fishing with Gloddy in East Andover on the day she died. Gloddy's body was found near a brook in West Franklin, close to the East Andover town line, according to the affidavit.
    q Dukette also told the Florida police that the day Gloddy died, the two had engaged in "lovemaking"and "petting," the affidavit says. Dukette was 28, and Gloddy was 13.
    "He told the investigators that he did not remember engaging in sexual intercourse with her but stated it was possible," the affidavit says.
    "Dukette denied that he would force Kathy to have sex with him if she resisted and claims he would never have beaten her because 'he would never beat another woman.'"
    Dukette's account of Gloddy's death is hazy.
    "Dukette claims that he does not remember what happened next but he found her lying in the water," the affidavit says. "She was dead."
    Dukette told the Florida police that he panicked, drove away and then came back. He said he put Gloddy's body in the trunk of his convertible and "buried" her somewhere in Franklin, although he later told New Hampshire investigators that he may have dug a hole without ultimately burying her, according to the affidavit.
    The affidavit casts doubt on Dukette's claim of nonviolence.
    In the summer of 1971 - a few months before Gloddy's murder -Dukette repeatedly beat and raped a 14-year-old girl in California, according to the affidavit. He was convicted of that crime but did not go to jail until the winter of 1973, because the police could not locate him.
    People who drank and rode motorcycles with Dukette in Franklin in the early 1970s told the Monitor that he had a reputation for being rough with women and went by the nicknames "Filthy McNasty" and "Dirty Eddie."
    Dukette left New Hampshire shortly after Gloddy was killed, his girlfriend at the time told the police.
    In 1971, investigators considered Dukette one of several suspects in the crime.
    "The police never interviewed Dukette at that time because they could not locate him," the affidavit says.
    "The police focused on several other suspects at the time but no one was ever arrested for the murder of Kathy Gloddy."


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    The big question...

    Of course the big question is: Where was Edward Dukette in the spring and summer of 1975?

    And what was he doing between 1971 and the day in 2006 that he walked into the Florida police station to confess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Of course the big question is: Where was Edward Dukette in the spring and summer of 1975?

    And what was he doing between 1971 and the day in 2006 that he walked into the Florida police station to confess?
    Gloddy's father, Earl, told investigators in 1971 that he had rented an apartment to Dukette. Earl Gloddy told the police that he evicted Dukette after he served as a juror in a case in which Dukette's father was convicted of statutory rape.

    i find that so interesting....son like father!?
    could they had worked together on some of these crimes?
    only time will tell!

    http://www.cmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dl...TATICPAGES0502

    Yesterday, Dukette said he does not want to talk about his life in the 1970s.
    "I have no response. My sins are forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ," he said. "Can you change the past?"


    Delker asked anyone familiar with Dukette and his connection with the Gloddy family to call the state police. Additionally, Delker said, investigators are looking for information about two people who may have known Dukette: Gerry Tassler and Terry Richardson.
    In 1970, according to records at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Dukette served four months in prison for attempted statutory rape of a girl in Franklin. In 1973, Dukette was convicted of a rape in Los Angeles County, and he served nearly four years in prison, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
    Now, Dukette lives in a trailer in Old Town, Fla., a Panhandle town where he and his wife are known as regular churchgoers. In his front lawn, a blue-and-white sign lists the Ten Commandments. He relies on an oxygen tank, he said this week, and has for more than 20 years. He declined to speak with the Monitor yesterday, saying: "God bless you, bye-bye."

    http://www.cmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dl...TATICPAGES0502




    ALL THIS TIME, I THOUGHT THIS PERSON DIED IN PRISON, I WAS SO WRONG ABOUT THAT!

    I am pretty certain, 99.9% sure he did it, and they are just trying to confirm that with DNA.....that is why im assumping they exhumed the body, to confirm it.
    It could have been in retaliation for being evicted, and for the father convicting his father of rape.
    but just speculating on that.

    These postings are more off topic, and if you like to have them deleted by me or a mod, its fine i understand.

    looks like, he was in prison in 75?


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    Quote Originally Posted by :+:MrTT:+:;4242272...Gloddy's father, Earl, told investigators in 1971 that he had rented an apartment to Dukette. Earl Gloddy told the police that he evicted Dukette after he served as a juror in a case in which Dukette's father was convicted of statutory rape.

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    i find that so interesting....son like father!?
    could they had worked together on some of these crimes?

    only time will tell!...[/CENTER]
    Something does not sound right. If Earl Gloddy was renting an apartment to Dukette, would it not have been a conflict of interest for him to sit on a jury hearing a case against the older Dukette?

    Dukette sounds like a rather strange bird. But if he was convicted of rape in California in 1973 and then jailed for four years, it would seem that he was otherwise engaged in 1975 when the Lyon Sisters disappeared and Kathy Lynn Beatty was attacked.
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    thanks for responding...

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Something does not sound right. If Earl Gloddy was renting an apartment to Dukette, would it not have been a conflict of interest for him to sit on a jury hearing a case against the older Dukette?

    Dukette sounds like a rather strange bird. But if he was convicted of rape in California in 1973 and then jailed for four years, it would seem that he was otherwise engaged in 1975 when the Lyon Sisters disappeared and Kathy Lynn Beatty was attacked.

    yes, seems we can take him out of the 75 area, when there seemed to be several missing young women coming up missing around that time.....and that's good, it is nice to be able to subtract one from a list, when investigating a case.


    but from 71 on back, i would diffidently look at him and his to comrades at the time....


    Gerry Tassler and Terry Richardson

    without knowing the fathers story on the trial.....i can only assume, words were exchanged before, during or after the trial, verdict.
    i still say he killed her, and as far as i am concerned, its just a matter of time, before they confirm that beyond a doubt, and it will finally be closed. and that is why they are trying the DNA tests, from exhuming Kathy's body.........

    1975 cases, in and around the area.....I still have a focused on
    John Brennan Crutchley. Hes still a prime candidate for some of these cold cases involving young girls.........I am hoping to read about some updates, on the new cold case squad that was developed.....to get an idea, on new possible suspects on these cases...........Those keys, they found, i wish they could try again, any property belonging to this person,.....once again, we need to see what these cold case detectives come up wit5h, and perhaps they will share some things, that has not been released.....that would help soooooo much, in placing some pieces to each puzzle, to get a better look at were we are out.........all i am trying to do right now, is to open up another path, on a long road, that they be able to travel down, if they actually read here, or would be interested in what has been posted.

    quote...Dukette sounds like a rather strange bird...end of quote.
    from what i read, he was, and his father to......in his young days, he was a biker i believe i read, from the 60s.....involved in all times of weird stuff.
    including murder.......i would not be surprised , one day to read, him and his dad, committed together, or knew of each others crimes........

    what we could really use right now, what would really help.
    \if we could find some remains, of these missing young women!
    THAT'S, what i want to do more then anything right now.......that would open up new doors, and paths, and close old ones, and end chapter for families, and love ones.

    as time goes on, more often then not, any of these cases get resolved, it will be from remains found, and bodies exhumed for DNA testing etc.
    because some of the perps, whom committed several murders over the years, wont be found, unless they exhumed the bodies, but that is fine, if it brings closure, to the family and love ones left behind, after all, that is why we are doing this, to bring that closure, that has been left open for so long...............................

    addon ....n the summer of 1971 - a few months before Gloddy's murder -Dukette repeatedly beat and raped a 14-year-old girl in California, according to the affidavit. He was convicted of that crime but did not go to jail until the winter of 1973, because the police could not locate him.

    seems, he mayhad been envolved in some kind of murder spree, while on the run after 1971 conviction, and not found until 73

    but same MO..........beat and raped young girl....
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    35 Year Anniversary approaching...

    July 2010 will mark the 35 year anniversary of the Murder of Kathy Lynn Beatty. Hopefully there will be some resolution in her case or at least some more information made available.

    Kathy was 14 years old, a beautiful young girl looking forward to starting high school and enjoying a warm summer evening the night that she was abducted and brutally assulted and left for dead.

    The question persists of who did this terrible thing.

    Kathy was known to have been walking around outside that evening. She was seen by other children near Parkland Middle School which was only a block or so from her home. She was also visited at her home by the young boy from next door who came over to give her a T shirt. It is possible that she called a girl friend that night to arrange a "cover story" of being at the girl's house prior to going to visit a boy whom she had a crush on.

    Whether or not she saw the boy that night has never been establsihed with certainty. It would be nice to know who that boy was and exactly what he had to say to investigators at the time. And what he might say today.

    It is not known for certain where Kathy went that night or what route she took, but it is known that early the next morning, she was found beaten nearly to death across Georgia Ave, near the K-Mart in a rocky and trash strewn field near a stream bed. Her mother had stated that Kathy loved to walk to the K-Mart to look at bikes, and this was one of the first places that she went to look for her daughter that night.

    It is quite possible that Kathy did indeed walk toward K-Mart that night. If she did, there were basically two routes she could have taken. One would be to walk on the roads that a car would be forced to drive in order to get out of her subdivision. She may have been picked up by someone in her neighborhood and driven on that route, but there is no evidence of that.

    The other route would be much more direct and shorter. It would require cutting through at least one yard to get on the more direct road to K-Mart.

    The more direct route would take her through or next to two parking lots belonging to Vitro Laboratories. Those parking lots still exist today and are used by the Home Depot, which was built years later on the same site of one of two Aspen Hill Vitro Buildings.

    Working at Vitro Laboratories in Aspen Hill was a man named Fred Howard Coffey, Jr. He had been hired by Vitro in April 1975 and had spent the previous 12 years in the Navy. The Navy had discharged him because he had been convicted of raping a 13 year old girl in Virginia Beach, VA. Coffey is currently incarcerated in the North Carolina Prison System for the abduction and murder of a 10-year-old girl named Amanda Ray. He was also convicted of numerous other crimes against children and a prime suspect in the deaths of others.

    Immediately after the attack on Kathy and after the newspapers announced that she was still alive in a hospital, Fred Coffey left town. He did not tell anyone that he was leaving - not even his boss at Vitro. Some time later, after Kathy died, Coffey wrote to Vitro explaining that his wife and daughter had been in a Kentucky car accident and asked that his last paycheck be mailed to him. He was paid through 31 July 1975.

    It was later learned that the car accident was a total lie and that he used the same lie when leaving another job under suspicious circumstances.

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    Interesting Blog Comments...

    In 1975, one Kathy Lynn Beatty was found, beaten and unconscious, in a ditch behind the local K-Mart store. Taken to hospital, she never recovered consciousness and died from her injuries some days later. The case remains unsolved, despite many long years of speculation, conjecture, and follow-up.

    Some suggest that locals had to be responsible, and others have suggested -- plausibly -- that this might have been the work of convicted pedophile and murderer Fred Howard Coffey, who was, in this timeframe, working at Vitro Labs, now BAE Systems Subsurface Weapons division. This theory is considered widely supportable yet local investigators are in no way convinced.

    Alternatively, a less circulated theory posits the potential involvement of John Brennan Crutchley, sensationalized in the Florida media in 1985 as "the Florida Vampire Rapist". Coffey remains in prison yet is not cooperative with investigators; Crutchley died in prison in 2002, supposedly of auto-erotic asphyxiation.

    Interestingly, Crutchley was employed, in the DC area in the mid-1970s and later in Florida until the time of his arrest, by weapons-systems contractor Harris Corporation. He's not particularly infamous in the DC region, where even most police investigators have never heard of him unless they've read certain classic textbooks such as the memoir of Robert K Ressler, known to posterity as "the father of serial-killer profiling". In that memoir, Ressler conveys his deep unease about both the known facts surrounding Crutchley, and the probably orchestrated lack of facts surrounding damning circumstantial association to Crutchley of a long string of unsolved heinous crimes and assorted highly suspicious disappearances.

    Yet despite Ressler's suspicions, the only major crimes for which Crutchley was ever convicted were rape and kidnapping, and even that was a plea-bargain arrangement to escape from a drug possession charge and a charge of "grevious bodily harm". It might be alleged that Crutchley was so easily persuaded to accept the plea bargain because that would be the course of action that would most quickly end direct official inquiries. Shortly after his arrest, various Federal agencies were contemplating charging him with espionage. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of a wide range of highly-classified documents and materials... weapons-research, and rocket science....

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    Aspen Hill Rapist connection?

    Here are some comments regarding the Kathy Lynn Beatty case:

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    ... Kathy Lynn Beatty, who was sexually assaulted, brutally beaten, and left to die behind the K-Mart on Connecticut Avenue in Aspen Hill. At that time, the area was relatively undeveloped and covered with second-growth forest in parts, and lots of local teens and some young adults used to party in the woods with drugs and beer. Whether or not Tim Buzbee did in fact know of the "party place" is unknown to this writer, however "the Rocks" as a party place was very widely known. The case remains open, of course, and recently efforts have been escalated towards final solution of this Cold Case.

    There is already a very old and well-developed "suspects list" in that case, but it seems reasonable to believe that through oversight -- probably based on a mistaken belief that Tim Buzbee wasn't raping anytime before 1981 -- Buzbee was never on the suspects-list for the Beatty case. If he was not, it's time to add him, due to the new information of a DNA match to rapes in the area just 2 years after the Beatty case struck fear into the neighborhood....

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    "Aspen Hill Rapist" Charged Again With More Crimes by Thomas Hardman

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    I met Buzbee's wife on a bus shortly after his capture. She was talking to anyone who would listen, still absolutely reeling from the news that she was married to the Aspen Hill rapist.

    The area where Kathy was found was an area that my friends and I used to explore. We would walk up to the K-mart, and the 7-11 and motorcycle shop that was in the same lot, from our apartments down Bel Pre Road, frequently. In addition to the grounds around and behind K-mart, we spent a lot of time in the fenced-in back section of the Gate of Heaven cemetary. There were woods and more drainage ditches in there. I wonder if any of our graffiti that we left on the concrete drainage ditches is still there.

    I don't remember hearing about Kathy's murder until much more recently, like within the last five to ten years or so, which is surprising, because I think I moved there just a few years after it happened. But then again, this whole area was apartments, with a very transient population, so it kind of makes sense.


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    News coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by helpfulcharlie View Post
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    I don't remember hearing about Kathy's murder until much more recently, like within the last five to ten years or so, which is surprising, because I think I moved there just a few years after it happened. But then again, this whole area was apartments, with a very transient population, so it kind of makes sense.
    There is a very large disparity between the news coverage that the Lyon case received and the coverage that Kathy Lynn Beatty's case received.

    The Lyon Case was front page news for weeks. It was mentioned every year and later every five years in anniversary articles and TV news bites. Every time there was a disappearance of a child it seems that it was compared to the Lyon case.

    Kathy's news coverage, on the other hand, consisted of a small two or three paragraph article in the middle of a Saturday paper, followed two weeks later by another small article which stated that she had died in the hospital. About six months later, there was a larger feature article about her case. That was it for years until they more recently began to feature it as a cold case.

    The two cases were never officially connected by police investigators or spokespersons. They did occur about four miles apart in distance and four months apart in time. The Lyon sisters have never turned up, while Kathy was left for dead and found the next morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    24 July 1975 (Thursday)

    4 PM: Kathy is at home with her mother (Mrs. Beatty) . She had been inside all day watching television and asks her mother if she can go outside and ride her bike.

    Her mother says yes she can, but invites her to travel to Baltimore to attend a Maryland Lottery dinner drawing that evening. Kathy declines, so her mother tells her to fix her own supper when she returns from her bike ride.

    Her mother tells Kathy that she will be home by 9 PM. She expects Kathy to be home by 8:30 PM, because she was always in by sun down.

    6:30 or 7 PM: A boy who lives next door stops by to see Kathy at home. He had brings her a shirt from Ocean City, chats with her awhile, then leaves.

    About 8:30 PM: Near Parkland Junior High School, Kathy is seen walking alone by several known youngsters about Kathy's age. Although they later say that they saw her at the school, none of them claim that they were with her. They later refused to take polygraph tests.

    Some time after 8:30 PM: Kathy receives a fatal blow to her head and is left lying behind the K-Mart at Georgia and Connecticut Avenues.

    11 PM: Mrs. Beatty returns home. The house is dark and Kathy is not at home. When she turns on the lights there is a note from Kathy saying she has gone to a friend's and will be back at 10 PM. It is raining, and Kathy's mother assumes her daughter is waiting for a ride home.

    All night long her mother searches for Kathy. Including contacting homes of some of her friends. Kathy is not located. The father of a "boyfriend" goes out to a camper in his backyard to ask his son if he has seen Kathy, but finds that his son and his son's buddy are not in the camper.


    25 July 1975 (Friday)

    7 AM: The "boyfriend" calls Kathy's home to state that he has not seen her.

    Early morning, sometime after 7 AM: Kathy is found by her sister Theresa and Theresa's boyfriend in a trash-filled, rocky place, near a drainage ditch or stream. This was a large, vacant area adjacent to the K-Mart and its parking lot.

    Kathy is unconscious, suffering from a with a depressed fracture of the skull. She is barely alive. Kathy had been sexually assaulted but not raped. Her purse is found nearby.

    Found beside Kathy are a set of keys. The keys do not belong to Kathy, and investigators suspect that they may have been dropped by her assailant.

    Kathy is taken to Suburban Hospital by ambulance. In the hospital, Kathy never regains conciousness.


    5 August 1975 (Friday)

    Kathy dies of complications from her injuries, including blood poisoning in the Intensive Care Unit at Suburban Hospital. ....

    ------------------------------------------------

    From Kathy Lynn Beatty website:


    Timeline of Events (July 24, 1975)


    4:00 PM : Her mother last saw her.


    6:30 or 7:00 PM : A boy who lived next door had seen Kathy at home. He had brought her a shirt from Ocean City, chatted with her awhile, then left, said her mother.


    8:30 PM: There were several persons who saw her the night she disappeared near Parkland Junior High School. Several of them, youngsters Kathy's age, refused to take polygraph tests.


    Around 11:00 PM: Mrs. Beatty returned home to a dark house.


    It was July 24, 1975, when Kathy received the fatal blow to her head and was left lying behind the K-Mart at Georgia and Connecticut Avenues. During a search the next morning, Kathy's partially clad body was found lying in aditch that runs through the wooded area behind the store with a depressed fracture of the skull. It had rained that night. Kathy didn't die until 11 days later in the intensive care unit at Suburban Hospital. Kathy died of complications,including blood poisoning.


    "Everyone liked her. I don't understand why they had to kill her" said Mrs. Beatty.
    I think somebody knows.....I have a feeling somebody knows who's responsible and is not talking. I hope somebody will come forward.


    Excerpts from the Washington Post Newspaper 6 January 1997. The Beatty murder: "we have ideas about who was involved", By Martha M. Hamilton Washington Post Reporter

    Source:

    Kathybeatty.com - Solving Kathy's Murder

    LINK:

    http://www.kathybeatty.com/

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    Montgomery County Police Website link to case...

    From Montgomery County Police Website...

    Cold Case 1975: Kathy Beatty


    On July 25,1975, 15-year-old Kathy Beatty was found unconscious in a wooded area in the rear of the Kmart department store located at Georgia Avenue and Connecticut Avenue in Aspen Hill, Maryland.

    The hospital examination revealed that she had been sexually assaulted and hit on the head with a blunt instrument. Kathy never regained consciousness and died on August 8, 1975.

    Kathy was a student at Parkland Junior High School. In 1975, the surrounding area near Georgia Avenue and Connecticutt Avenue was referred to as the "hill" or the "rocks".

    Parkland Junior High School, the Aspen Hill shopping center, and the "hill" were a gathering place for local teenagers that lived and grew up in the neighborhood. Kathy was known to frequent these areas.

    She was last seen on July 24, 1975 at approximately 9:00 p.m. walking on West Frankfort Street near Parkland Junior High School. She was alone at the time.

    The keys photographed above were found next to her purse at the time of her discovery. The keys do not belong to her. The automobile key is from a 1972 General Motors vehicle. The house key was from a door knob type lock approximately 10 years old. The leather strap was probably made as a school project.

    At the time of the homicide, investigators interviewed numerous friends and acquaintances of Kathy Beatty. Several of those interviewed gave inconsistent statements to police as to their whereabouts on the night that Kathy was last seen.

    Two witnesses observed two male suspects carrying the body of a white female fitting the description of Kathy Beatty. The suspects were seen heading eastbound crossing Georgia Avenue towards the 7-Eleven convenience store and continuing on towards the "hill" area.

    Suspect one is described as a white male, mid to late teens, wearing a dark-colored jacket. He was taller than suspect two.

    Suspect two is described as a white male, mid to late teens, wearing dark clothing. He had fluffy, light brown hair that had grown below his ears.

    Investigators believe that the information obtained from the witness is consistent with the chronology of events leading up to the discovery of Kathy in the area of the "hill".

    Source:

    MC Department of Police: Major Crimes Division

    LINK:

    http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/po...athyBeatty.asp

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    the kids whom refused to take the polygraph tests back then, i wonder if any of them came forward after all these years and agreed to voluntarily take it to clear there name?..........That is a question for LE i know, but it would help to know that, and if any have not, what have they been up to, these last 35 years?
    And Richard, you are God-sent on cold cases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Could the below case possibly be linked to the attack on Kathy Beatty? Note that both were abducted, physically assulted, and left for dead near a drainage ditch by a large department store.

    The attacks occurred about 17 days apart.

    Photos of Kathy resemble the composite drawing of this other girl. Both had long dark hair parted in the middle. Similar size and description.

    A possible suspect, Fred Howard Coffey, Jr. was a computer specialist with Vitro Laboratories which had four offices near Wheaton, one of them only blocks from Kathy's house in Aspen Hill.

    Coffey departed the Wheaton, Maryland area very suddenly when it was reported in the papers that Kathy Beatty had survived her attack and was in the hospital. Unfortunately, she never regained conciousness, and died 5 August 1975.

    Coffey later wrote to his employer claiming (falsly) that his wife and daughter had been in a car accident in Kentucky, and that he had to go to them. He asked that his last paycheck be mailed to him. Where he actually went in late July/early August 1975 is anyone's guess.

    Coffey was convicted in 1987 of First Degree Murder for killing 10-year-old Amanda Ray in Charlotte, NC in 1979. Her body was found in a remote area near water.


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    Unidentified White Female
    Discovered on August 16, 1975 in East Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    Estimated date of death: August 11, 1975.

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 18 - 28 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" - 5'6"; 125 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, parted in center. Brown/hazel eyes. She had pierced ears. She may have had a small mole under the chin. She possibly had comestic surgery to reduce the size of the nose.
    Dentals: Available. Probable orthodontic care.
    Clothing: No clothing located.

    Case History

    The woman’s strangled body was found by a truck driver on a rainy August 16, 1975, floating in a drainage ditch behind the former Bradlees department store on Frontage Road. She was wrapped in a canvas tarpaulin and she was gagged and bound by black antenna wire around her neck, waist and knees. Police believe she was killed somewhere else and dumped on Frontage Road. She died of asphyxiation by suffocation at least five days prior to discovery.

    Dried white paint spots on the tarpaulin might indicate the murderer had connections with the painting trade.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    East Haven Police Department
    Detective Division
    Detective Sgt Scobie
    203-468-3827

    Source Information:
    ID Wanted Organization
    The Doe Network: Case File 93UFCT

    LINK:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/93ufct.html
    I have always wondered if Hadden Clark had anything to do with this Jane doe. He often worked as a painter. He also has CT ties as well as Maryland and New Jersey. Thomas Meade' is a possiblity for her as well.
    Hadden clark would have been 22-23 in 1975. His birthday is July 31 1952.
    After researching all the known serial killer to have maryland ties it scares me to think about the ones they dont know about.

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