Another pet peeve

A headline I found today: 4 Years Later: Man Indicted in Case of Missing Prince George’s Woman. I thought, ooh, a MWAB case. Then: huh, she’s not on Charley. Then: dang diggity darnit, she’s not missing.

I really wish news outlets would not say “missing person” in headlines when the person in question is no longer missing. How hard would it be to substitute “Murdered” for “Missing”? It would be a more accurate headline, and the word is only one letter longer. Hrmph.

3 thoughts on “Another pet peeve

  1. Lauren March 20, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    I totally agree

  2. Michael Cartier March 20, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    I agree as well. Totally off topic, but how about featuring some of the victims of the Highway Of Tears disappearances/murders for an upcoming Make-A-List Monday?

    • Meaghan March 29, 2015 / 10:58 am

      I might, if I knew who they were. Aren’t most of them Canadian?

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