Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Not to diminish the seriousness of any murder...but, is it just me, or does the news media have an enfatuation with providing stories of affluant white women being murdered/kidnapped?
Affluent women make many purchasing decisions for their households and are a highly desired demographic for advertisers. My guess is that research shows that women are likely to tune in for stories about women who meet grisly fates, the lurid stories associated with those fates and the subsequent justice for their killers. Otherwise, the news channels are investing a lot of resources in these stories for no reason in particular.