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Why are some missing children cases so widely publicized while others seem to go unnoticed?

Such as the Caylee Anthony story being spread all over the news, while so many others are barely even mentioned?

I heard somewhere that over 80,000 children are reported missing every year, yet only a few of them are ever mentioned nationally on the news and in papers.

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4 Responses to “Why are some missing children cases so widely publicized while others seem to go unnoticed?”

  1. only p said:

    The same reason shootings, robberies, drug busts, etc go unnoticed. Only bizarre and shocking news gets reported.

  2. sugarandspice730 said:

    I have wondered this too, but i think it may have something to do with the fact that most children that go missing have divorced parents that take the child after losing a custody battle.

  3. cm8 said:

    Hi, I watch Nancy Grace a lot and this very question was raised. The answer really lies in what race, nationality, color and social class that the missing child belongs too that gets the most attention. Often times it is the community in which the child resides that raises issues with the authorities and news media until someone takes them seriously enough to take the info and make a media storm out of it. I one day hope that this may change the outcome of how everyone is treated, but I’d rather not hold my breath especially when it comes to anything that involves, race,color or social classes. Also since Caylee is a “baby” and is considered precious and innocent, there are those factors that pulls on our heart strings and makes us feel even more remorse that someone could hurt such an innocent being. I hope that helps, this is just my opinion.

  4. Judge Judy said:

    only attractive kids get media play ..sad but its freaking true

  5. irisha.potapenkom said:


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