Troy Isom, 89, and Shirley Isom, 74, were found beaten to death in their California home.
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I found another example of the press not reporting race or ethnicity while describing height, weight, age, and clothing. It looks like a couple of stations did include a description of a person of interest as Hispanic while others omitted or later removed that detail.
Deputies initially responding to the incident sought a man seen leaving the area between age 25 and 30, and between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He reportedly wore an orange or blue hooded sweatshirt and carried a green or red backpack.Ethnicity included (for now, anyway):
Couple found slain in La Verne home, By Brian Day, and Ruby Gonzales, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, December 26, 2014
Investigators were searching for an individual described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years old, weighing about 160 pounds and 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 11 inches tall, Rodriguez initially said. He was last seen heading eastbound on foot from the home, she said.Ethnicity removed, according to comments:
by Melissa Pamer, Steve Kuzj and Kimberly Cheng, KTLA, December 26, 2014, also on NBC Los Angeles.
Investigators Still Looking For Clues In La Verne Double Homicide, CBS LA, December 27, 2014 6:00 PMJames Fulford writes: Apparently the last one, under its original title Search Continues For Man Accused In La Verne Double-Homicide, originally said “Detectives described the suspect on Saturday as a Hispanic man between the ages of 25 to 30-years-old, that stands no taller than 5-foot-11 tall.” Two more recent stories mention a suspicious man with a backpack, but in these stories, the man is not only not Hispanic, but is neither white nor black, which would make him stand out even in Southern California, if true.