Emotional Pleas Can Boost Missing-Persons Coverage

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Utah's Lori Hacking missing-persons case is once again raising questions about why some such cases get more publicity than others. The Deseret News of Salt Lake City notes that the day after Hacking was reported missing, the disappearance of Felicia Young, 19, of Orem, Utah, barely registered a blip on the public-awareness radar screen. Wednesday, perhaps because of a belated news article, Young called her mother to report she was fine and didn't want to be found. "We put the same information out on every missing persons case," said Springville Police Lt. Dave Caron. "Why . . .

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