This week’s featured missing person is Jason Baker Wilson, a young man who’s been missing nine and a half years now. He disappeared mysteriously from Nashville, Tennessee, the city he’d lived in his whole life, at the age of 29. He was scheduled to appear in court the following month — as a witness or a defendant or what, I don’t know — but missed it. I don’t know if they issued a warrant for him at this time, but in any case the cops don’t believe Jason is running from the law. Rather, they think he was the victim of a homicide.
Jason has some pretty distinctive scars and tattoos. I haven’t been able to find any news on his case, which isn’t surprising, since missing black men never get much press attention. If he is still alive, he would be 38 today.
Do missing men, in general, get much press attention? If you asked the general public i.e. people who don’t follow this blog, to name a relatively recent missing male, they would probably be hard pressed to come up with even one. Maybe Ray Gricar…but even then, probably only people in the Northeast.
No, they don’t. In fact, they’re probably the demographic that get the least attention. But black men, and probably Hispanic men also, get even less attention than white men do.