With more than 543,000 missing person cases in the United States, African American families are finding that they are not receiving the same amount of media coverage and resources as their white counterparts.
'Sunday Night in America' host sounds off on the public awareness disparity among missing Americans.
Missing persons cases heavily rely on timeliness. As the clock ticks down, the memories of witnesses and families fade, making officials doubt the case’s accuracy.
If you haven’t heard the latest news about the search for Gabby Petito, and the boyfriend with whom she was last seen, that information is not hard to come by.
As Donald Sampson's disappearance remains a mystery, his family continues to ask anyone with information to come forward, even after 11 years.
Donald Sampson was the kind of guy who you could ask for a favor. He would start each morning at his home in Randolph getting his child ready for school.
Sisters-in-law Natalie and Derrica Wilson created the Black and Missing Foundation to bring missing people of color back to their families, often without adequate law enforcement or media support. And they're doing it in their spare time.
After the case of Gabby Petito garnered nationwide attention, the Black and Missing Foundation, started by an Upstate native, wants to bring attention to the many additional missing persons cases around the country.
The news media was fascinated with the disappearance of Gabrielle Petito. But the families of many women who go missing, especially women of color, struggle for attention.
Founders and sisters-in-law Natalie Wilson and Derrica Wilson of the Black and Missing Foundation recently released a statement acknowledging the power of how national media coverage can galvanize a community in helping find a missing person.