A woman who was reported missing last Monday was discovered in the backseat of her car in a Florida Wal-Mart parking lot just a few days later. Because of this gruesome discovery, the parents of the 29-year-old woman are speaking out against how missing persons cases are handled. This couldn't come at a more opportune time when the news is overwhelmed with the cases of vanished women from one side of the country to the other.
The parents of Jennifer Simpson are enraged, heartbroken and grief-stricken over the untimely demise of their daughter. They reported her missing last Monday and over the weekend, her lifeless body was discovered in her own vehicle. They feel that the way the state of Florida handles missing persons cases is pretty much lazy.
"The policy is they don't really look," said Keith Simpson, the father of Jennifer Simpson.
Keith Simpson also shared the message that law enforcement should pay more attention to Internet social networking. He says that within 15 minutes of posting about his daughter's disappearance on Facebook, more than 100 people began searching for the young woman.
He is absolutely correct about the power of social networking online. It brings hundreds of thousands of people together over missing persons cases all the time such as in the disappearances of Michelle Le, Holly Bobo, Lauren Spierer, and many, many other young women who have yet to be found.
Jennifer Simpson was an absolutely striking woman with blonde hair and a bright, friendly smile. In fact, she kind of shares a bit of a resemblance with missing students Holly Bobo and Lauren Spierer, although it isn't known if there are any connections or not. Still, it is unsettling that so many beautiful women fall victim to sickos who have no regard for another person's rights and the law.
Police aren't sensing any criminal activity involved in her death, so does this mean she committed suicide? Overdosed on drugs? It doesn't seem like she was the type of person who did these things, but only she and her family would truly know.
She worked as a waitress in a Florida restaurant and was making arrangements to go to school to become a veterinarian's assistant because she loved animals. Whatever happened to this young woman, it wasn't deserved.
Chelsea Hoffman is the author "Chloe and Louis," and two other novels. She resides in Las Vegas where she works as a freelance writer covering true crime stories and a myriad of other assorted works. You can follow her on Twitter or follow her blog Beauty Made Fresh!