Last Wednesday 59-year-old Louise Allison Langhorn was assaulted by a group of men in a suburban Perth street.
Louise did not immediately contact police but reported being assaulted when she was taken to Royal Perth Hospital on Friday, February 8.
It was there that she died two days later.
Her death has not made headlines – a Google News search shows just three articles following her death. There has been no public outpouring of grief.
All we know about Louise is her name, her age and the tragic way her life ended. We have just one photo of her which shows her as a smiling, grey-haired woman.
Her killers are still at large and police are also searching for the driver of a dark car who intervened during her assault, likely saving Louise’s life that night though sadly she died of her injuries days later.
It’s a stark contrast to the coverage the rape and murder of Aya Maasarwe received around the country last month.
Aya's face, her big, infectious smile, were published everywhere. Her loved ones described her as an angel and Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed his condolences to her family.
In October 2018, 24-year-old Toyah Cordingley was murdered while walking her dog on a beach near Cairns. We remember Toyah as a vibrant lover of animals and Harry Potter. Her mother described her as "full of life".
In 2012 the nation grieved the death of 29-year-old Irish woman Jill Meagher who was raped and murdered while walking home from work drinks at a Melbourne pub. Her death led to the overhaul of Victorian parole law.
To be clear, the the coverage of Aya, Toyah and Jill's deaths - as well as all the other (far too many) women whose lives have been taken - was absolutely justified and important. It was vital. But Louise's death is just as important.