Eek! Goths!: July 2003 Archives

July 6, 2003

Bored journalist at work

A few days ago, 14-year-old Jodi Jones was brutally murdered near her home in Dalkeith, Midlothian. Most newspapers have employed Occam's Razor and concluded it was probably the work of someone they almost unanimously refer to as a pervert. But Matthew Knowles of the Sunday Times knows better -- she was clearly the victim of a ritual killing because she was a goth.

Detectives are focusing their inquiry on the morbid influences of the dark music the 14-year-old enjoyed. They are concerned that many song lyrics by her favourite bands and the literature she read displayed an obsession with death which, they believe, may have a bearing on her murder.

The article then goes on to list an interest in various people who committed suicide, even though there's no possibility that she killed herself. According to the paper, the murder must have been ritualistic because it was gruesome, even though they aren't going to give us any evidence of this:

Details of Jodi's wounds, which support the theory, have been witheld by police. The source added: The team are interrested in Jodi and her friends' lifestyles and their obsession with death. The gothic thing is being widely discussed.

Oh dear, if being a goth is so dangerous, I wonder how on earth I made it to 35. Ritual link to Jodi murder - The Sunday Times (Scottish editions only), 6th July 2003 (the link might not work if you are outwith the UK as The Times is apparently subscription-based for the Rest of the World).

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