Justice for Kathy

$17,955 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 21 months
On the night of July 24th, 1975, my daughter Kathy was brutally attacked, beaten, ravaged and left to die in the woods behind the K-Mart in Aspen Hill, Maryland . She was found the following morning and rushed to the hospital where she passed away from her injuries 12 days later.  Kathy was only 15 years old, a sweet, innocent child, and in an instant, her life was snuffed out. The police interviewed numerous people but sadly, were unable to come up with any evidence to arrest anyone for the crime. The cold case department of the Montgomery County, Maryland police department  has re-visited the investigation a number of times since Kathy's death, almost 42 years ago. Local and national television stations in the DC area have featured the case on their prime time news programs throughout this period.  About 8 years ago, a private investigator who was a classmate of Kathy's asked if he could work the case and along with his associates, have been relentless in conducting probably 100 interviews, while refusing to take any money for their efforts . Unfortunately, we still have no answers as to who killed Kathy.

We have raised $5,000 as a reward for information that would bring Kathy's attacker(s) to justice. Someone knows something but is refusing to talk. Raising the reward to $50,000 could be enough incentive for someone to come forward with evidence that could solve the case. I will be 84 years old this year and my years on this earth are numbered. I dread the feeling that I may go to my grave never knowing who killed my daughter. Her name comes up in conversations every day. My heart breaks knowing how terrible her death must have been.  Could I have done anything different that evening? I miss her so much. I get so angry knowing that I never had the opportunity to see her graduate from high school, go to college, marry, have children and be a joy to her sister, my husband and me.

Her canopy bed remains in her bedroom filled with stuffed animals. Kathy loved all God's creatures. She was kind to her schoolmates and stood up for those that were bullied or shunned. Kids can be cruel but Kathy was born with a kind heart and a gentle soul.

Whoever did this to Kathy is walking the streets while my daughter lies in a grave in a cemetery in Virginia. Where is the justice for Kathy? Almost 42 years have passed with different police officers being assigned to the case. The officers are kind and compassionate, but unable to come up with any answers. It seems like they have given up. Not so Kathy's friends who continue to search for answers. Their dedication gives me hope that some day, we will know.

You can find more information about the case by going to Kathy's website at kathybeatty.com. 100% of any funds raised will go towards the reward for information leading to the solving of the case. If the case is solved without the need for using all or any of the reward monies raised, the funds will be donated to St Jude's Hospital for Children in Memphis, TN  in Kathy's name.

Thank you for any contribution you might consider. Even if you can not afford to help, thank you for reading Kathy's story. Join us in praying for Kathy and for answers.

I love you all,

Pat Haberman
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Today marks 43 years since my dear sweet daughter Kathy was viciously attacked and left alone in the woods behind Kmart. Her sister Theresa found her the next morning lying on the cold wet ground, clothes ripped away and her skull bashed open. She was rushed to the hospital where surgeons tried unsuccessfully to save her life. She went to be with the Lord on August 5th, 1975.

Kathy's case remains unsolved. All of Kathy's friends and family continue to fight for justice for my daughter. We are determined to find the person or persons who took her life at such an early age. Kathy was 15, in the prime of her youth, excited about the future. That future has been a cemetery plot in Virginia for 43 years.

We thank you all for your love and support. So many have stepped up to support Kathy with their prayers, their efforts and their treasurer. I am eternally grateful and love you all. Next week, we will meet with the the Montgomery County Police Department to talk abut any progress that has been made on Kathy's case. We will let you know what we learn from that meeting.

The power of prayer is enormous. God bless you all. Love, Pat.
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42 years ago today, my precious daughter Kathy walked through heaven's gates to be with the Lord. I continue to praise God for the 15 years he gave me with Kathy and long for the day we will be together. The search goes on for her killer and while I worry that I will pass on before we have answers, Kathy and I will be united again and she will tell me what happened. That will truly be a glorious day. Blessings to all of you who have supported me and my family in our unending search for justice for Kathy. While the struggle has been frustrating at times, knowing so many are helping renews my spirit and my hopes that justice will one day be served. I love you all dearly. Love, Pat
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42 years ago this week, my precious Kathy was brutally attacked and went to be with the Lord 13 days later. Not a day goes by that I don't think of the joy she brought to everyone that knew her. We continue to look for her killer. We continue to pray for answers. My beautiful daughter, rest in peace. Mommy loves you.

Thank you all for continuing to support justice for Kathy. I am blessed by your kindness. I know none of us will give up until we find out who killed Kathy. I love you all. Pat
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A thank you to Kathy's army....................

Kathy's website has been updated to show an increase in reward funds from $5,000 to $20,000. Our fund raising efforts continue as we seek to reach our goal of $50,000. Thank you for your help. Please continue to pray for answers and encourage others to give. Someone knows who killed Kathy. Someone knows who was with her that fateful night. After 42 years, can't that someone come forward now. Just think how much that we would mean to me and my family. Lord knows, I am not a vengeful person. I believe in forgiveness. If I could just look that person or persons in the eye and ask why.

All my love,

Pat
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Dorothy Simsir
21 months ago

In 1977 my brother and myself were pulled into a car and almost kidnapped! Luckily I fought and screamed with all my might! This caught the attention of someone and we were both thrown from the car! The man's face forever etched in my mind! It was just about 7 yrs ago that I was watching a show about serial killers and Rodney Alcalas face came on the TV! I knew that was the man who had us in the car! I notified cold case workers in NY and they came out to interview me! I'm not saying that this guy was the only killer out there but this guy killed people all over the USA! I know he was in NJ in 1977......Just saying it's about the right time and close enough to be looked into! Good luck in your search! Prayers to you!

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Laurie Baize Rushing
20 months ago

Whoever did this must not have been a repeat offender if they can't find him based off DNA. If so there would be a match on CODIS. This just breaks my heart. Someone out there knows something. This person had to have told someone. I pray you get some answers soon. This is just awful! I can't imagine the pain you have endured for all these years.

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Thomas Dube
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Love you Grandma. I hope you find your answer

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My Prayer is that someday you will find closure. I was a Montgomery County Police Officer assigned in the Wheaton District at the time of this crime and remember it well.

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Dorothy Simsir
21 months ago

In 1977 my brother and myself were pulled into a car and almost kidnapped! Luckily I fought and screamed with all my might! This caught the attention of someone and we were both thrown from the car! The man's face forever etched in my mind! It was just about 7 yrs ago that I was watching a show about serial killers and Rodney Alcalas face came on the TV! I knew that was the man who had us in the car! I notified cold case workers in NY and they came out to interview me! I'm not saying that this guy was the only killer out there but this guy killed people all over the USA! I know he was in NJ in 1977......Just saying it's about the right time and close enough to be looked into! Good luck in your search! Prayers to you!

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Laurie Baize Rushing
20 months ago

Whoever did this must not have been a repeat offender if they can't find him based off DNA. If so there would be a match on CODIS. This just breaks my heart. Someone out there knows something. This person had to have told someone. I pray you get some answers soon. This is just awful! I can't imagine the pain you have endured for all these years.

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