Los Angeles County District Attorney ジョージガスコン said Theus might have been a human trafficking victim
Theus was considered to be especially vulnerable, as court documents indicate she was a child victim of sexual exploitation and her mother was incapacitated following an injury, explained Tiffini Blacknell, a special adviser to Gascón.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell said Theus’ 死, and the deaths of too many other Black females, draw too little interest.
“It is imperative we do not allow implicit bias and or the adultification of Black girls to continue to influence the lack of media coverage or public outrage over their murders,” Mitchell insisted. “We have come together as elected leaders … to elevate her murder because of the trend we experience where Black women and Black girls deaths go unacknowledged, underreported and too often unsolved.”
Just days after Theus was killed, Brianna Kupfer, 24, ホワイトは誰ですか, was stabbed to death in the wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood of Hancock Park. Kupfer’s death prompted a major public outcry and media coverage as the hunt for her killer ensued.
A $ 250,000 reward was offered in her case.
先週, police in Pasadena arrested Shawn Laval Smith, 31, and charged him with Kupfer’s murder. 彼はに拘束されています $ 2,020,000 つなぐ, according to inmate records.
CNN has not been able to determine whether he has an attorney.