I just got an email from someone connected with a missing woman I have on Charley. The woman has a certain tattoo, a fairly distinctive one, and this person wants me to remove the information. The tattoo is, as far as I know, the only distinguishing characteristic she has — I know of no other tattoos, scars, etc., and she’s quite an ordinary-looking woman. The individual (a PI hired by the woman’s family) says he wants to weed out false sightings by withholding the tattoo info.
I can see his reasoning but I am uneasy about this. I wrote back and asked him if he was 100% sure he wanted the information removed, because if she is dead the tattoo would be very useful to identify her body if it should turn up somewhere far away. He’s a PI so I suppose he already knows this. I hope he doesn’t jump down my throat about it, but I felt obliged to point this out. If he insists I suppose I will remove the information.
I’ve gotten requests before to remove info, and written about them on here. Mostly stuff about an MP’s mental illness or criminal record, or a photo of them that’s an obvious mug shot. No one has ever written to me about a tattoo before.