Women and girls go missing every day.
But while every missing person deserves attention, the media gives certain cases of missing women and girls disproportionate coverage, particularly those of white women and people from more privileged backgrounds. A 2016 Northwestern University School of Law study found disparities in how the media covers missing white women and missing women of color.
You may have already heard about Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who went missing from her New Canaan house in May. Her husband and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with her disappearance and compared her case to Gone Girl (which the author of the book condemned). But it's not likely that you've heard of the other women and girls we included in this story.
Ahead, we've highlighted the cases of women and girls who went missing in 2019 you may not have heard of.
We will continue to update this story.