The news of Somer Thompson is one of those horrible stories, made worse by the inevitable media onslaught. But, that onslaught also allows for strangers to connect in shared humanity.
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Jaycee Dugard's face is everywhere this week. I've been thinking a lot about her story, because of the similarities to the Etan Patz case, which I've spent the last five years living and breathing for the first-ever book written on it.
An entire network for tracking missing children emerged from his disappearance -- pictures on milk cartons, Amber alerts and National Missing Children's Day.
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