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not "missing woman"
If only (pepper)only, maybe her boyfriend wasn't such a funghi to be around
and at the front of people's minds, I guess, and who can blame them? There are lots of young people that go missing every year, and it's difficult to keep the press (and therefore public)'s attention on them.
The easiest way to do this is usually to find a 'middle-class' or family angle on which to hang the story. If menntioning that she's an 'architect' (landscape architect, in fact, I think) makes people notice the story, then it's done its job.
but the whole 'architect' angle seems so forced. I'm not surprised there's been a large amount of media attention - she would fit the alleged 'Missing White Woman Syndrome' (if it exists) pretty closely, what with her being female, white, and fairly attractive. Is the architect angle - ie. she's probably intelligent and hardworking - another 'hanger'? Or maybe a method of avoiding the 'helpless damsel in distress' stereotypical news story?
This media attention is of course is no bad thing - hope the police find her soon, and distributing photos and information to the public via news media is pretty important in that, in case anyone spots her.
Events like this are sad, but always remind me of the other hundreds of people that go missing every year with little media attention.
and unsurprising for him to be referred to by occupation (especially something quite distinctive like architect)
i would still think it a little odd.
"police are still looking for the missing binman Joe Bloggs".
"the parents of the banker John Blaggs are said to be 'distraught' after the disappearance of their son"
"friends of the missing wedding photographer Jake Bluggs are handing out leaflets to aid the hunt for him".
People are just people, innit.
you complete mental
obviously rewritten as a headline.
news reports about missing people shouldn't have any information in them about that person.
cos binman sounds a bit derogatory and who's going to feel sorry for a banker? but no, i don't think there would be anything particularly odd about the headline "search continues for missing doctor/photographer/lawyer/journalist" etc. it has to be a catchy and impressive job title obvs.
maybe it isn't very odd to have missing people described by their profession before their name, and I've just never noticed it before.
A WOMAN WHO WORKS AS AN ARCHITECT
So as not to embarass her family.