Dear Aunt Pat,
I am so sorry that it has been twenty years since the day you were murdered and that your killer hasn’t been found. If I could have one wish, I would wish that this never happened to you. It isn’t fair, you never deserved anything like that to happen to you.
I know that you would be so proud of your son Daniel, he is the most caring, amazing person in the world and I am so lucky to be able to call him my cousin. He hasn’t stopped trying to get you the justice that you deserve, nor has your sister Sharon. They have done so many interviews for TV, Radio, Magazines and Newspapers even though they had found it difficult to do so. Danny made a website and a blog dedicated to the awareness of what happened to you.
I never got the chance to meet you, I never got to know the person that my family love and miss so dearly. I’ll never truly understand what it is like for my family to have gone through such a terrible loss but that hasn’t stopped me from caring about you so much and to the best of my ability I have tried to help them through all of this. My mom says that I was a miracle, that you gave me to her to help her through the loss. She tells me every now and then of how I remind her so much of you. I’ve heard so many stories of you, the person you were and I know that I would’ve loved you as an Aunt. We could have had so much fun playing and doing something creative because I know that I get my artsy side from you.
I am sorry that the Police haven’t done the best they could to find your killer, I hate that it’s took them to the 20th anniversary to actually do something they could have done every other previous year but they didn’t and I’ll never understand why. I’m sorry we have no evidence or statements to help find the person responsible. I just hope with what they are doing today with the mobile police unit will get us some information and that it wasn’t just a waste of time. I do appreciate what they have done but to me I just don’t think it will ever be good enough and I can’t help that I feel that way.
I want you to know that we will all forever love and care for you.
Love from the niece you never got to meet,