The disappearance and horrific fateful end of Gabby Petito caught the attention of every American in the past week. The nation was praying for her to be found alive, but Alas, an autopsy done on recovered human remains from the Wyoming campsite proved that they belonged to Gabby Petito.
Thousands of Americans shared her story in order to help the high-scale search. Thousands of Americans are still trying to find any lead in order to locate Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito who is still at large and was termed as a “person of interest” by the police.
The recent case of Gabby Petito shed light on thousands of people who have gone missing in the past years. According to the FBI, hundreds and thousands of Americans go missing every year. According to the data, more than 540,000 people went missing in 2020, which included 340,000 juveniles.
The FBI conducted a high scale internal audit in May 2021 and compiled a list of 43 active cases and all were under the age of 21.
Siobhan Johnson. An FBI special agent stated that the agency conducted an internal audit on May 25th, the national missing children’s day in order to determine the ongoing active cases of missing children. He said “we are just looking for fresh leads. Now is a good time to start soliciting for additional information.”
But underlying all this is what experts call “missing white woman syndrome,” in which white women — particularly young, attractive and blonde — get the majority of the media’s attention.
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Thomas Lauth runs an agency in Indianapolis regarding missing persons. He stated there were many factors that contributed to finding the remains of Gabby Petito. The case expanded into multiple states, there were videos and evidence about the couple and even a 911 call about Brian Laundrie slapping her – these all made headlines and contributed to the extensive search conducted by the law enforcement agencies.
FBI listed 43 unsolved cases of missing persons – all under the age of 21. The list has many more than what is being shared with the media but these are all active cases so here are chances that the FBI might find a fruitful lead to solve them.
Mark Himebaugh went missing from New Jersey on 25th Nov 1991. This is an unsolved case of the previous decade.
Crystal Ann Tymich is another unsolved case where she went missing from South Los Angeles on 30th June back in 1994.
Cayce Lynn McDaniel is also a missing person from Milan, in August 1996.
Tabitha Danielle Tuders, went missing from Nashville in the year 2003.
Joshua Keshaba Sierra Garcia– went missing from Mexico City back in 2003 on 12th August.