Police Investigate 2002 Homicide of Waynesboro Woman - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sport...

Waynesboro police have launched a homicide investigation that dates back a full decade. Read more
Jack Bauer

Gum Spring, VA

#2 Nov 14, 2012
Anybody want to collect reward ? call crime stoppers & tell them the husband did it ! Fools ! Only in the Boro .
Curious

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Nov 14, 2012
Why was she not reported missing untill last year??? I find that strange. Maybe whoever made that report should be looked into.
Anonymous

United States

#4 Nov 14, 2012
I don't think they'll have to look far to figure out who did it.
Slippy Slope

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Nov 14, 2012
This could end up a national news story. It sounds likely that the husband was a sleeze, so we may see a potential for it to be him.
Friend

Penn Laird, VA

#6 Nov 14, 2012
Curious wrote:
Why was she not reported missing untill last year??? I find that strange. Maybe whoever made that report should be looked into.
It is only strange that her husband never reported her missing. She was only reported missing last year by someone closely enough related to her to provide DNA with which they were able to match to the missing pregnant woman, Karen Tait. All of Karen's family lives in the Philippines, so it might have taken that long for the family to know that she was missing and to be able to come here to look for her. I highly doubt that anyone involved in her murder would have reported her missing.
Sunny2468

Monroe, VA

#7 Nov 14, 2012
It is really sad that this beautiful young woman could have been murdered and thrown in the woods and no one even missed her for over a decade. May her soul rest in peace.

I do have a question--what happened to the child? If the child was still with the husband until he went to jail, I don't believe for a second that he could have thought Karen would have just gone back to the Philippines and never once would try to contact her own child.
Sunny2468

Monroe, VA

#8 Nov 15, 2012
Sunny2468 wrote:
It is really sad that this beautiful young woman could have been murdered and thrown in the woods and no one even missed her for over a decade. May her soul rest in peace.
I do have a question--what happened to the child? If the child was still with the husband until he went to jail, I don't believe for a second that he could have thought Karen would have just gone back to the Philippines and never once would try to contact her own child.
I now have the answer to my question: The child was still with the husband/father until there was a report of child sexual abuse, ongoing for several years, which led to the finding of 80,000 images of child pornography on the father's computer. The sexual abuse case is still open, but the pervert has been convicted of the child porn charges. The child has been relocated to an undisclosed location.
Friend

Penn Laird, VA

#9 Nov 15, 2012
"Investigators seized Tait's computer and it contained more than 80,000 images of children being sexually abused. Many of the images depict children younger than 2 years old being sexually assaulted by adults."

"The trail that led authorities to identifying Karen Tait, a native of the Philippines, began in March 2011 when police received a child sexual abuse complaint. The unidentified child was reportedly abused for several years, Waynesboro police said Wednesday."

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Karen's daughter was two years old when she was murdered and dumped in the woods. A concerned husband and father would report her missing, but we know that Thomas Tait was not concerned and we can guess why.

Please, anyone who has any recollections of this couple and young daughter from the years of 2000 - 2002, please come forward. Even something that seems to mean little could help to bring justice for Karen and her daughter.

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