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Nov 7, 2015 3:55 PM

Franklin cold case murder brought back to light 4 decades later


FRANKLIN - Family and friends of Kathy Gloddy, a 13-year old who was murdered 44 years ago, are bringing the cold case back to the public's attention.

A small but powerfully-motivated group met outside of the Franklin police station, hanging the first of four banners where it could be seen by most of the city passing by. Gloddy's 8th grade picture and the words, 'My life matters - Gone but not Forgotten' are boldly placed on each poster along with a number for the state's Cold Case Unit.

"44-years and I still cry when I talk about her," Janet Young said about her younger sister, Kathy.

"It's been an emotional roller-coaster because I was the last one to see her in the neighborhood. And I knew, for some reason, within my heart that I wouldn't see her again," Lee-Ann Doucette shared her last memory of her childhood friend. "She turned around and waved to me. My parents wouldn't let me go to the store with her because it was too close to supper time, so you know something could've happened to me, or the guilt that maybe I could've done something."

Kathy was murdered in November of 1971. Her badly beaten body was dumped on a dirt road just three miles from her family's home. For decades, investigators have been looking into the case but so far, no one has been arrested.

"We just try to keep her name out there for people so people won't forget. Because we won't forget," Young said.

Two more banners hang on the bridge over the Pemigewasset River, the place where Gloddy was last seen. The fourth banner was placed at the location where her body was found, hoping that it will bring new information about Kathy to light.

Anyone with information about Kathy's murder can call the Cold Case Unit at the N.H. Attorney General's office at 271-3658.

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