When I wrote BODY COUNT, the story of the Spokane Serial Killer, the
Homicide Task Force tol
d me that public apathy was a major obstacle to
catching the killer. The reason the public was not more outraged was
because the murderer was "only killing prostitutes" and dumping their
bodies in the brush.
As I write this, the residents of Ipswitch UK have a serial killer of their own, and he also is "only killing prostitutes."
reason serial killers pick on women of "high risk lifestyles" is
because they are easy prey and are considered disposable. They can
vanish and "no one cares." NONSENSE! These women are real .life human
beings with moms and dads and children of their own. The women who
work the streets of Ipswitch, Spokane, or any other city, are in a a
vulnerable position, both figuratively and literally. Their income is
unpredictable, their associations often disreputable, and their clients
range from the kind and generous to the cruel and vicious.
In other countries, prostitution is not a criminal career, and they are unionized for wage standards, health standards, etc.
the USA and the UK, these "working women" have no recourse to police
when raped, assaulted, or kidnapped. It is their very lack of
inclusion that makes them the victim of choice for serial killers.
If this interests you, I suggest you read BODY COUNT, and keep up on the investigation in Ipswitch.