There are several striking similarities between the disappearances of 10-month-old baby Lisa Irwin and 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley. Both children are girls, both were last seen in their homes. Lisa has been missing for over a week, Jhessye has been missing for nearly a week.
Police investigating both cases have been challenged by strings of dead-end tips and a lack of evidence in general. The mothers of both Lisa and Jhessye have made tearful televised pleas for their children’s safe return.
Right about now you may be wondering why you haven’t heard more about Jhessye Shockley, or maybe even why you haven’t heard of her at all, when Lisa Irwin’s story has been plastered all over the news….
More of the Story Here from Cafemom.com.
Baby Lisa Irwin has been headline news for the last week and yet I did not hear about Jhessye Shockley until yesterday.
I was too busy following the story of Baby Lisa, and the story of Amanda Knox–both white females. I was busy following the pattern of women who cry in the media eye, and are then vindicated later. I was focused on the narrative of the disappeared child.
The main difference? One of the children is white, and one is not white. And we all know what that means, right?
- CNN Report: Do Missing White Babies Get More Media Coverage Than Minorities? (mediaite.com)
- Grandmother of missing Jahessye Shockley calls for case to have higher national profile (100gf.wordpress.com)
- Missing Mondays: Jahessye Shockley (AZ) (cocoachickscritiques.wordpress.com)
- Jahessye Shockley Missing: Police Scramble To Find Arizona Girl Missing For 2 Days (huffingtonpost.com)
- The disappearance of 5 year-old Jahessye Shockley (mccannexposure.wordpress.com)
- Cops: Ariz. girl missing 6 days likely kidnapped (msnbc.msn.com)
- Baby Lisa Lands People Cover; Other Missing Kid (Who Happens To Be Black) Ignored [The Missing] (jezebel.com)
- Baby Lisa Irwin: Cadaver Dog Registers ‘Hit’ at Family’s Home (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Deborah Bradley Was Drunk When Baby Lisa Irwin Went Missing (inquisitr.com)
- Missing Baby Lisa Irwin Kansas City (postadaychallenge2011.com)
- Investigators Perform 17-Hour Search Of Baby Lisa Irwin’s Home (inquisitr.com)
- Police search well in hunt for missing baby Lisa Irwin (100gf.wordpress.com)
- Backpack, diapers found near home of missing baby Lisa Irwin (100gf.wordpress.com)
- Anonymous $100,000 reward offered for safe return of missing baby Lisa Irwin (100gf.wordpress.com)