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Reader questions bias in Gazette headline

I am a subscriber and daily reader of The Gazette.

Question: When Mollie Tibbetts’ suspected killer was discovered, your headline on Aug. 22 read “From Missing to Murder: Authorities charge illegal immigrant in death of Mollie Tibbetts.”

When Celia Barquin Arozamena was killed, why didn’t you publish a headline reading “Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year Murdered: Suspect is a white guy who was born and raised in Iowa?”

Steve Hanson

West Liberty

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