Without the admission they had hoped for, police began to go at the case from other angles. They made a shocking discovery. The same year Kathy Gloddy was killed, Dukette's father, Earl Dukette, was convicted of statutory rape. Among those who sat on the jury in the case was Earl Gloddy, Kathy's father.
Following the conviction, Gloddy evicted Ed Dukette from the Gloddy home.
"Now you've got a father and a son angry at my dad," said Karen.
On Aug. 13 of this year, Ed Dukette, 66, died in hospice care of lung and liver ailments. In his later years, he'd found religion. He had a copy of the Ten Commandments on the lawn in front of his Florida trailer. Police think that when he walked into the Dixie County precinct three years ago, he was a dying man looking for redemption.
Kathy Gloddy's murder investigation remains open. Authorities say that even if Dukette were guilty, he may not have acted alone. Police still are watching 15 persons of interest in the case.
The Gloddy sisters say they will continue to pursue justice and give a voice to Kathy.
"There are still some unanswered questions," said sister Ann Gloddy. "Maybe they'll never be answered for us, but closure will be the day when I can hold her hand once again and be with her. That'll be full peace and full closure."