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Response to Waynesboro Police Foundation effort to aid Karen Tait ‘overwhelming’


karen-taitThe Waynesboro-Augusta County community responded quickly to the campaign launched last week by the Waynesboro Police Foundation to raise money to send the remains of Karen Tait to her native Philippines.

Police Chief Michael Wilhelm said Monday that the public’s response has been “overwhelming.”

“The Foundation is now pleased to announce that we have surpassed our goal of $6,000 for the repatriation of Karen’s remains to the Philippines,” Wilhelm said.

Tait was murdered in 2002 by her husband, Thomas. Her remains were found in West Virginia and remained unidentified for 10 years before an investigation of Thomas Tait on allegations of sexual abuse and child pornography led to the cold murder case being solved.

The daughter of Karen and Thomas Tait is now in her teens and living with relatives elsewhere in the United States.

Monies above and beyond the $6,000 needed to send Karen Tait’s remains back to the Philippines for final burial will be used to set up an educational fund for her daughter, Wilhelm said.

The Waynesboro Police Foundation will continue the fundraising campaign through Nov. 1, Wilhelm said.

More information on the campaign is online at www.WaynesboroPoliceFoundation.com.



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