Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Brutal Murder ~ A Tragic Loss

This morning we received some heart wrenching news.  A longtime client and dear friend
of my husband lost his only daughter.  She was murdered last night in her home.

Katy was a young woman full of promise.  A very talented musician, a loving daughter,
granddaughter and sister.  She was about to begin her graduate school studies in
psychology.  Her life was cut short last night by gunshot.  Apparently it was by
a man she knew.

This happened in the small idyllic college of town of Moscow, Idaho.  Home of 
the University of Idaho. 

There are no words to express the heartache I feel for the loss of this dear
young woman.  She was exemplary in so many ways.  It is a great loss for her family,
her friends and her community.  Her future was cut short.  The prime suspect
 took his own life following the murder.  He too was a talented young
man whose life was filled with promise.

So much unnecessary loss.

Rest in peace dear Katy.  We will remember and treasure your brief time with us.

To all women, both young and old ~ 
Should you feel threatened by anyone, please do not hesitate to
contact the police and ask for help.  You don't have to live in a big city to 
experience this type of violence.  

Susan and Bentley


  1. My heart aches for this young woman and her family. I hope justice is served.


  2. How horrible for your friend and your town. There is no worse pain than the loss of a child, no matter what age! My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.


  3. oh susan, this is so tragic and so sad. bless dear katy....god has her now. my heart just goes out so much to the families involved in her loss.


  4. Susan, I'm so sorry to hear this awful news. Thanks for sharing your grief with your blog friends.

  5. My heart is completely broken....so sorry for her family and their loss...praying for you all! Xoxoxo

  6. I am so sorry! U of I is my alma mater. It makes me so sad that this happened to your friend. May she Rest in Peace.

    Take care,

  7. Susan,
    How sad and what a senseless act of violence. My sister's best friend was murdered by her husband 20 years ago and it is still shocking to think about it even today....


  8. I am so very sorry for the loss.

  9. oh my , I am so sorry to hear this.. the loss of a child is the worst:(

    seems like only last month a friend contacted me to let me know that friends of theirs for 20 years had been murdered by their son so he could have a party.. whats wrong with folks..

    please give your friend my sincere condolences.

  10. I'm so sorry to read of this terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the families effected.

  11. Oh, Susan, what a terrible tragedy! My heart aches for Katy and for her family and friends. My sympathies to you and your husband and all who will miss Katy.


  12. This is so very sad...My prayers are with the family and friends, like you, who are suffering also. xo

  13. Oh Susan... how tragic.... I am so very sorry. I will be praying for her loved ones..... I just don't understand how someone could be so evil.


  14. I am so very sorry....what a tragedy! and you are right....these things happen anywhere. what a senseless loss for two young promising lives.Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,

  15. Oh, Susan, I am so very sorry for the loss of this young woman. So tragic. Happens all too often. I didn't get a chance to read blogs yesterday. Will email you. So very sad.

  16. That is so sad. So sorry for your loss and for her family.

  17. My prayers go out for the family so sad we had a young girl beat to death in our town about a year ago he just was sentenced last month to life without parole she was in her early 20s

  18. A lovely floral tribute to Katy. Such a sad story, thoughts are with you all.

  19. So very sorry, Susan. That poor girl and then her family is left behind. So sad.

  20. Oh my goodness, this is so sad. What a tragic story. RIP, dear Katy.

  21. How heart wrenching. As a mother of a daughter who is returning to college and living in her first apartment it is alarming to say the least. My sincere sympathies on this most tragic loss.

  22. how terrible, susan. what a tragedy for any family and friends to endure.


  23. I am so very sorry, why do these things have to happen. Also feel terrible for her loving parents especially cause this was their only daughter. So sad. I am now following you. Hugs...Lu


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