The vicious murder of Amy Lord was nothing short of tragic and shocking. A beautiful young woman..with a sunny smile and a promising future kidnapped, robbed and murdered while getting ready to go to the gym.
Should this tragedy have ever even happened? That is the question being asked by law enforcement and the public. A detective has been demoted because of his handling of a prior case...a case in which a victim, choked to unconsciousness, awoke with Alemany's wallet and ID next to her.
It seems many are asking why the detective didn't make an arrest at that time. The BPD is doing a thorough investigation and I have confidence that they will get to the bottom of it. I also have a somewhat sinking feeling that it's possible the answer may not sit well with us.
For example..I would like to know more about the first victim. Specifically..I would like to know just what it was about her that caused the detective not to take her story seriously. I mean..think about it...a woman was brutally assaulted..and nothing was done about it. From a victim's point of view..imagine how frustrating that is. Now imagine how devastating it would have been if she had been..say..poor...or a drug addict...or mentally ill.
I know I am just speculating at this point and I certainly don't mean to jump to any conclusions. I simply feel tha if we knew more about the demographics of the victim..we may have some insight into why it appears this detective totally dropped the ball.
For the record..I don't suggest or imply that anyone other than this low-life Alemany..is responsible for Amy Lord's death. Simply looking at the "could anything have prevented this" angle.