Surely not in Indiana... Right?
Today I learned of this horror over at Ragamuffin Ramblings. Considering that this happened over two months ago, I was surprised that I had not heard anything of the case before now. One would expect that in an age of nearly instant communication a story like that might even garner some national attention, enough that word would filter this far west. And if not, I do still link to local papers back there, and try to keep up with goings on in the heartland. So where has the news been?
I did some back checking-- to find the small, twice-weekly county paper providing some information, and the larger city papers, none at all. What gives?? It's not like the Indy Star and the Louisville Courier-Journal don't cover the area-- they provided extensive coverage, for example, of a little girl from the same small town who was abducted and murdered a while back. Doing a search on the town in their archives turns up any number of articles about sports and other news items. So, why is there absolutely no coverage of such a gruesome crime on any wider level?
Any suppositions I might have in that regard would undoubtedly reflect my cynical human nature-- but I do think it's a good question.
Others wondering the same thing include the Bloomington Alternative and former Star reporter Ruth Holladay. Maybe if enough folks ask, there will be some answers.
Lord, have mercy.