I doubt many tourist areas are going to want to bring attention to missing persons, especially beautiful young girls...
get that, Clu...but then I think, well, I see these billboards around where I live and throughout the state...and other places when I travel...but I don't think, OMG, I better get out of here, or not go there...I think: It's great that there's such a big picture of that poor missing person. I hope the right person sees it and can help find her/him.
Maybe that's just the WS in me...and maybe tourism bureaus worry too much about what they "think people will think"...but unless I'm seeing a new billboard every couple hundred feet or so of a different
missing person, it really wouldn't sway me to think badly of the area, KWIM?
Now, realtors, on the other hand...Well, they're a dime a dozen around here. And yes, they kind of blow by anything
they see as having the slightest negative connotation...No offense to any realtors on here but I've found many of them (and I have some who are friends) to be downright defensive when it comes to the slightest negative statement about something, or somewhere, they're selling...