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Gabby Petito's death is awful. What about all the other missing people?

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22.09.2021

It's nearly impossible to turn on any cable or network news or log on any social media platform without seeing a parade of talking heads and amateur true-crime detectives wringing their hands about the heart-wrenching story of Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito's disappearance and demise.

Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country excursion with her fiance, Brian Laundrie, 23.

Police have described Laundrie, who has now disappeared himself, as "a person of interest" in what is now a homicide case.

As the public outcry and breathless media updates continue to swell, Petito has simply become "America's daughter." She was young, vibrant and had a significant social media following because of her bubbly personality. She was blonde, petite and attractive.

And she was white.

We've been here before – too many times. Tens of thousands of individuals – Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, LGBTQ,........

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