David Henry, Suffolk Park
The headline on the front page of The Echo on July 22 ‘Skeletal remains not believed to be Theo Hayez’ introduces an unfortunate, if unintentional, bias.
We would all like closure on the tragic story of the young Belgian backpacker. However, the story behind the headline is equally sad and involves a young woman; Thea Liddle. While the article does cover Thea’s history, the headline implies that one death is more important than the other.
Missing and murdered women are a tragic reality in many societies; articles and headlines should give this subject appropriate weight.