I didn’t follow the Jodi Arias trial. I had a sister who was brutally beaten, raped, strangled, run over by a car, and left naked in the woods. I find it a bit bizarre the intense following of these high pro-file cases. People that drive for miles to be in the courtroom or stand outside as a sentence is given seems unnatural to me. I do understand the enormous grief a family goes through when a loved one is murdered. It’s like no other an individual will experience.
I speak to law enforcement during training courses on unsolved homicides. I make it personal so investigators will be encouraged to never give up solving these crimes. When the three women were rescued in Ohio I had just finished a speaking engagement with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations there.
Law enforcement needs to be motivated to solve cold cases, the unsolved, and the missing. Citizens need to be involved in reporting suspicious behavior. Law enforcement cannot do it all on their own. If someone doesn’t listen to you the first time be persistent, don’t give up, you may save someone’s life.