Flashback Friday: David Blockett

This week’s Flashback Friday case is David Ezell Blockett, who was only two weeks old when he was abducted by a “social worker” from his Newport News, Virginia home on December 11, 1980. His older brother was also taken but was found abandoned, unharmed, later that day in a town ten miles away. The boy was just old enough to sort of remember what happened, but his recollections haven’t been of much use and there’s been no sign of David or his abductor since 1980.

Two of David’s nephews were abducted by a stranger, a mentally ill woman, thirty years later. The boys turned up alive and the abductor was sent to a mental institution. The one incident has nothing to do with the other but I did note it in David’s file just cause it’s a weird coincidence.

David’s mother died young but his brother is still alive and, I’m sure, would like to be reunited with his lost sibling. The case has never been closed and there’s no reason to suppose David is dead. Somewhere out there, there’s probably a 34-year-old man who doesn’t know who he is, and perhaps doesn’t even know that he doesn’t know.

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12 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: David Blockett

  1. Cate Darnell January 23, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    How about a flashback Friday on Jennifer Wyant?

    • Meaghan January 24, 2015 / 9:59 pm

      How about a Select It Sunday instead? FB Fridays are my own.

  2. makoons January 25, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    I’m not sure why but the composite sketch of the kidnapper gives me the heebie jeebies.

  3. Kat January 25, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Every mother’s nightmare. Every person’s nightmare…no end, no resolution.

    • Meaghan January 25, 2015 / 5:10 pm

      She was only like 18 years old at the time, too.

      • Kat January 25, 2015 / 8:20 pm

        Didn’t you do, a while ago, a very sad study on how parents (mostly mothers) of MP’s passed away at an early age? I seem to remember this. Makes me squeeze my son that much tighter and justify since he’s going on seven and still has a monitor in his room…….don’t judge ya’ll he’s all the way across the house.

  4. Kat January 25, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Oh, and off topic, we’re about to get snow blasted here, so everyone in the noreaster path, stay safe, and warm!

    • Meaghan January 25, 2015 / 8:30 pm

      It’s snowing here too, several inches, but it’s just powdery stuff without too much wind.

      • Kat January 25, 2015 / 8:33 pm

        Raining here, it’s going to stink before we know it!

    • HennyLee January 26, 2015 / 8:35 am

      What state are you in Kat? I am Northern MA on the border of NH and we are about to get Blasted with Snow – we are in the 2-3 feet section of the Map! ugh!!! Stay safe!!!

      • Kat January 26, 2015 / 5:43 pm

        I’m in PA, but originally from MA, so I have family there, and in NH. Eastern MA. The snow here went down quite a bit, now just cold and windy, it looks like you all from CT up are going to get nailed. We’re ok, just icy now, I don’t envy you the feet you have coming! You stay safe, too :).

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