The media's "damsels in distress" syndrome
The media's "damsels in distress" syndrome --Story
MSNBC reported (back in Jul 2004) that, if your missing, it helps to be young, white, and female.
About 50K ADULT Americans are considered missing at any given time, with over 30K still missing a year later (according to the NCMA). Many of them disappeared before planned and greatly anticipated activities, just like Jennifer Wilbanks.
Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.