Eight years ago, right around this time (10:30-11:00 am, May 10, 2009) a son and daughter were looking down in utter disbelief and shock at their mother, murdered in her own bed in the quiet, peaceful town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. May you rest in peace, Stacey Burns. I did not know you but over the last six and a half years feel as if I’ve become acquainted with the special woman you were to your family, friends and community. You are loved and missed terribly.

Now to the encouragement- I’ve actually conversed with a detective from the New Hampshire State Police in recent days. His words and his attitude have convinced me that there really is an active investigation going on the case of the murder of Stacey Burns.  This, to me, is encouraging news . It is easy to become discouraged because of the passage of eight years with no solution but this detective made me feel as though the case remains important at least to one and hopefully others in authority.

So, Stacey and all those who care about her, there is hope. We can only pray that the effort pays off in bringing her cowardly killer into a courtroom.