Terry Lee Westerfield

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Terry, circa 1964;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 57 (circa 2010)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 12, 1964 from Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 7, 1953
  • Age: 11 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'7, 89 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Red hair, blue eyes. Terry has freckles on his face and an appendectomy scar on his abdomen. He is missing one permanent tooth in his lower jaw.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Terry's stepfather dropped him and his younger brother, Alan Westerfield, off at the Broadway Theater on Hay Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 12, 1964. The two brothers were never seen again and it is unclear if they actually walked into the theater.

    Police questioned the boys' stepfather, Carl Bock, who said he dropped Terry and Alan off at the theater at 5:30 p.m. When he went to pick them up at 8:00 p.m., he said, they had disappeared. Some employees at the theater remember seeing the Westerfield children that evening, but other theater workers do not. They were regular customers and could be easily recognized. Bock was separated from the children's mother at the time Terry and Alan vanished. He was an Army sergeant who worked in the Criminal Investigations Division at Fort Bragg in 1964, and was shipped overseas a year after his stepsons disappeared.

    Investigators believe Bock was in some way involved in the Westerfield children's disappearances. They think the boys were both killed a short time after being abducted. No one has ever been charged in the cases, however. Terry and Alan's biological father was interviewed and ruled out as a suspect. Bock has since divorced from Alan and Terry's mother and now lives in Wisconsin; he was last interviewed by police in Virginia in 2000. The Westerfields' cases remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
    910-323-1500

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Fayetteville Observer
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    NamUs
    WRAL 5

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 10, 2013; two pictures added.

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