The case of Gabby Petito has inspired national outcry and outrage over her disappearance and her remains being left in Grand Teton National Park.
Petito’s case has sparked a lot of discussion about why the cases of some missing women get the national attention that could help bring them home and others – many times women of color – never make the headlines.
RoLanda Wilkins, the founder of the Sacramento female empowerment non-profit Earth Mama Healing, joined FOX40’s Sonseeahray Tonsall to address the disparity in how missing women cases are covered.
“The mainstream media, or sometimes people, don’t really care. I think we assume that these people are runaways,” Wilkins explained. “I think there’s a lack of value and I also think there are some stereotypes.”
Wilkins also discussed the importance of having special legislation to help find missing Black and Indigenous missing women.