No saturated news coverage, no extensive cable network analogies it seems as if mainstream news outlets have an "oh well" attitude toward this missing lady. Well not this blogger.
Kudos to The International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ Airline Division representing the 30-year-old flight attendant who disappeared in Queens NY for putting up $10,000 for information about her whereabouts.
African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.
I'm going start 2016 off by making my blog another distribution source for information on missing persons.
My first missing person's post of 2016 is Sierra Shields.
Thirty-one-year-old Sierra Shields was last seen at LaGuardia Airport around noon on January 14th, 2016, where she had just finished speaking to her supervisor. That supervisor says something was amiss about Sheild's demeanor. Sheilds left before the supervisor could engage her in an in-depth conversation,
Shields’ father Christopher Shields, 60, said it’s unclear if his daughter had quit her job, but that she did leave her flight attendant gear in her supervisor’s office before she left.
Shields indicated Sierra is a graduate of Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She has been a resident New York for four years and worked for a company that supplied flight attendants for Delta and United.
Heartbroken family members told police that Shields was depressed and suicidal in the days leading up to her disappearance.
Here are the specifics about Sierra Shields and her disappearance.
Case Type: Endangered
Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1985
Missing Date: Jan. 14, 2016
Age Now: 31
Missing City: New York
Missing State: New York
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Medium
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No
Last Seen Wearing : Navy Blue Dress
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts or circumstances of disappearance for Sierra Shields may contact the New York City Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.