TOUGHER LAW: Kathlynn’s Parents Campaign

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The parents of a 15-year old who was kidnapped and killed in Dayton will hold a news conference Saturday.

It will take place at the Tree of Hope, which has been decorated in purple to honor the memory of Kathlynn Shepard, from 11:30 a.m.

Kahtlynn’s parents along with members of the non-profit Chelsea’s Light Foundation are expected to announce a push for stricter sentencing and monitoring for sex offenders who target children.

Kathlynn was kidnapped in late May by a previously convicted child-abductor, Michael Klunder. Her body was found in the Des Moines River near Boone in June.

A group of Iowans has been pushing for stricter law since Kathlynn disappeared.


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