As mentioned in my previous post, I have made a holiday resolution to write to public officials in New Hampshire requesting updates on the progress in the investigation into the murder of Stacey Burns on May 10, 2009. Below is just a portion of the first letter to Governor Maggie Hassan. I will let you know if it receives any response.
“My reason for writing to you as the chief public officer in the state is two-fold. First, this crime is so heinous in its viciousness that the killer must be caught, regardless of the claims by the authorities that no citizen is in danger from this person. Obviously, one certainly was. Second, my frustration with the officials who are handling the case knows no bounds. My research indicates that the murder of Stacey Burns is no longer being investigated. If any effort is being made to make an arrest, it is a token effort at best.
I am not the only person seeking information on the progress of this investigation. I’m asking, for the sake of Stacey Burns, her children, her family, her friends and her many community advocates, that you simply ask two questions of those in charge. Why has there not been an arrest and why are the authorities so reticent to share the status of this case? These are questions which have been asked many times over but, in my opinion, never answered satisfactorily. Perhaps they would be if you were the one to raise them.”
As I said, this is only a portion of the letter.
Mr. Southard – that is a great portion of your letter. I, as an ex-citizen of NH, truly appreciate your efforts in getting answers and staying so focused on an arrest in this matter. Is saddens me that it has remained open since 2009. I hope you received a positive reply from the State. Thank you! Lynn
I lived in Wolfeboro, NH When Stacey Burns was alive and well. Our kids went to school together. Stacey was the nurse that always wore a smile on her face at Carpenter Elementary School. Our paths crossed often. Stacey and I went to the same gym. Two days before her life was taken we smiled and said our hello’s to each other as she was coming to and I was going from the gym.
Mother’s Day hasn’t been the same for me since 2009. When a wonderful, loving MOM can lose her life so violently. Somehow, the book of Stacey’s life is closed and put on the shelf to collect dust. This murder shook the community like none other. All ages were affected. Young and old! It is hard to believe that there is no evidence, not a shred, that would lead to her killer. Please help us to find closure.