Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Footnote to a sad story in Vegas

The sad mystery of the identity of the body of a little girl, about 3 or 4, found in a Las Vegas dumpster is getting national attention, as it should. But the international attention that might help identify her is not going so well.

According to the AP story picked up by the Washington Post, the girl was Hispanic.

Police think the girl's family might have been illegal immigrants from outside the Las Vegas area. But Roberts said none of the dozens of tips generated after an account of the case aired Saturday on the television show "America's Most Wanted" panned out.

"We've been to California. We've checked addresses in Mexico. We're getting calls from other parts of the nation," he said. "Nothing that's really taking us anywhere.

Investigators have been sent out to revisit the apartment complex, knock on neighborhood doors again and distribute leaflets at schools again.

"I know this is getting old," he said. "But maybe someone we didn't get the first time saw something or heard something. Maybe there's someone in Central or South America who doesn't have a television."

Not to be too picky, and we're sure the detective meant well, but there are an overwhelming number of people in Central and South America who do not have TVs, as amazing as that might seem. That's one reason so many want to come to the United States: better pay and a chance at a life where they can take for granted such things.


Post a Comment

<< Home