William C. Blodgett Jr.
Blodgett, approximately 2008
Date and time person was reported missing : 12/23/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Roswell, New Mexico
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/10/1939 (82)
Age at the time of disappearance: 69 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 165 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Blodgett has a very long, one-inch-wide scar on his leg.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Blodgett was last seen in Roswell, New Mexico on December 23, 2008. He has never been heard from again. Authorities stated there was no evidence of foul play in Blodgett's disappearance, but they have found few clues as to what happened to him. He was in good physical and mental health at the time of his disappearance, and he left all his belongings behind. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Roswell Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
New Mexico Department of Public Safety
KOB New Mexico
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