David Ezell Blockett went missing on December 11th, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia. He was only 15 days old. On that day, a woman claiming to work for the Department of Social Services came to the Blockett home. Wearing a full nurse’s uniform, the woman told Vanessa, David’s mother, that she would like to take both baby David and his three year old brother, Frederick, to a Christmas cute baby contest at a nearby mall. The woman, who said that her name was Marie Kelly, convinced Vanessa to let her take the children. Later that day, Frederick was found in a nearby neighborhood, wandering the streets with a note containing his address pinned to his shirt. David was never seen again.
Today’s episode discusses David’s case, and the issue of infant abductions as a whole: the type of perpetrator likely to commit this crime, locations these abductions take place, and specific cases that have led to shocking discoveries. David Ezell Blockett remains missing.
Newport News Police: 757-926-8706
The Charley Project: David Blockett
Link to Jessica Larche and Newschannel 3 WTKR’s Coverage on David Blockett
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Infant Abduction Statistics
In today’s episode, we also discuss the disappearance of Charlotte Moriarty and her six month old son, Marx.
Links to Steve Carter’s story: