John and Krista Walker report their two daughters kidnapped, but the youngest managed to hide in a closet. When an arm is found in the glades, bitten off by a crocodile, Krista falsely points to her scorned lover Art Pickering. Adolescent Lana walker is found with her tennis instructor David Kendall, but came consensually and reached statutory consent age. To the team's dismay, the media coverage dies down now the arm can 'only' belong to Cosuela, missing daughter of Francisco Valdes. Written by
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The episode tackles the disparity that occurs with Missing White Woman Syndrome, where the media, community, etc. pull out all the stops if a missing or abducted female comes from an affluent family, looks attractive and fits the Caucasian stereotype (blonde or light brown hair, blue eyes, etc.), whereas similar cases of abduction involving females of Hispanic, African American, mixed, other ethnic groups, or lower income groups are reported minimally at best, or are completely ignored. Notable cases of Missing White Woman Syndrome include Polly Klaas, Natalee Holloway, Dru Sjodin and Jean Benet Ramsey. See more
At first Lana Walker (the supposed kidnapping victim) is repeatedly referred to as being 14 years old, yet when leaflets are being printed at the very start of the episode, it can be clearly seen that her date of birth is shown as 8/15/87 and date missing is 10/5/03, actually making her 16 according to them, which should have been obvious to the investigators. See more
[while examining the crocodile's stomach contents
Nothing unusual... some fish... some crab... some... a-a foot.