Says victim was ‘diminished’

I have an issue with your headline “Elderly victim dies.” What’s the added value of referring to the victim as elderly?
In fact, the gentleman who was brutally killed was a scientist, a teacher, a microbiologist, a longtime resident of Westlake Village, etc. I could probably go on. But “elderly”? All that does is diminish the value of the victim.
I thought that we were past the age of such obvious age discrimination, or that, at least, the editorial board of The Acorn was better than this. Ellen...

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