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David Robinson wishes his missing son Daniel could get coverage equal to Gabby Petito’s

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25.09.2021

Earlier this week, 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s remains were recently discovered by police; her fiance is now a suspect in her murder. This is a tragic turn of events. It’s tragic when anyone’s child goes missing. But it would be a lie to say we treat each missing person case as the tragedy it is.

The first thing many in the Black, brown, and Indigenous communities thought when Petito went missing was, ‘Why isn’t this much attention paid to our children?’ One family, in particular, was outraged by the level of intense media coverage over Petito’s case, while his son had gotten so little.

David Robinson II is the father of Daniel Robinson. Daniel, 24, has been missing since June 23. He was last seen leaving his worksite in Buckeye, Arizona, driving a blue/grey 2017 Jeep Renegade.

Daniel is a geologist. His car was discovered by a rancher on July 19, about three miles from Robinson’s workplace, with “significant damage," according to Buckeye police. Daniel’s clothes, cellphone, wallet, and keys were found at the scene, but foul play was not suspected, given the state of the car.

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