Tim Hulme, writing for The Sunday Star-Timessurmised that age was a much greater factor than race or class in the extensive media coverage the case garnered. In a Esquire article about the disappearance of Tiffany Whittonjournalist Tom Junod observed that white women of lower social status such as Whitton, a year-old unemployed drug addict who was on parole, do not get much media attention as "media outlets are ruthlessly selective, and they tend to prefer women who are white, pretty, and, above all, innocent". Retrieved March 27, Retrieved from " https: The case led to the implementation of "Laci and Connor's Law", which defines violence against a pregnant woman as violence against two separate legal subjects the mother and the unborn child. But there's one other big detail Sommers said we don't know about missing persons coverage: When someone from the slums goes missing, however, it's usually chalked up to street crime, with few outside the victim's family paying it any mind.
Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway, started a center in to assist the families of people who had gone missing.
missing white woman syndrome
Two people get brutally murdered and the cops do nothing, whereas a white woman goes in there and gets attacked and they lock the place down. A year-old girl who disappeared after being dropped off at her lifeguarding job. Family Guy Parodied when a crowd of reporters swarm the site of a school bus crash that claimed the life of a young girl. The origin of the term is unclear. John, Kelly April 21, An year-old girl abducted from the street and held in captivity for 18 years. Averted in the case of the game's prominent serial killer Quentin.