‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’: Are ethnic minority victims being ignored?

Last Friday, the body of Sabina Nessa, a 28-year-old with south Asian heritage from south-east London, was found in a park in Greenwich.

So far, two men have been held and questioned on suspicion of her murder, but the investigation is ongoing.

In the same week, the disappearance of white 22-year-old Gabby Petito dominated the news cycle in both the UK and the US.

The story gained extensive coverage on every major news outlet internationally, and seemed to connect with public engagement on a greater level than Sabina’s case.

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