Homelessness and “endangered missing”

You might recall that earlier this month I asked y’all whether a prostitute should automatically be classified as “endangered missing.” Well, here’s another question: what about homeless people? Should I automatically categorize them as endangered?

On the one hand, many if not most homeless people have drug and/or mental health issues, and even if they don’t, that way of life makes them extremely vulnerable to crime and other terrible things. On the other hand, homeless people do tend to drift around and many of them are deliberately out of touch with their loved ones and don’t want to be found.

So, what do you think?

4 thoughts on “Homelessness and “endangered missing”

  1. Ed Woodard December 31, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    For prostitutes absolutely. For homeless probably not (they often go without contacting anyone and there’s just fine)

  2. Catherine December 31, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    I never answered the other question, but I think both are endangered.

  3. Celeste Keenan December 31, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I think that prostution should be included in the “Endangered Missing” category because most people don’t even go into it of their own free will. Some people are forced into it and their pimps/Johns end up killing them.

  4. Celeste Keenan December 31, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Homeless people are a different story because you may just be working on a case of someone that, for whatever reason, just doesn’t want to be found.

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