Happy birthday, Karen.
Friday, July 1, was our daughter’s 56th birthday. But we did not celebrate it with her.
Her name is Karen Farmer Beard, and she was abducted and murdered in Kingston on Jan. 15, 1991.
Some of the individuals who are responsible for this hideous crime are still walking the streets of Roane County. The sheriff tells us that the case is still open and under a “cold case” investigation by detective Steven White.