Administrator/True Crime Author
Donna G. Smith

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Westerfield Brothers Missing Since 1964

Alan John Westerfield & Terry Lee Westerfield
September 12, 1964 Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina

According to Carl Bock, the boys stepfather, he dropped Alan and his older brother Terry off at Fayetteville's popular Broadway Theater on Hay Street at 5:30 p.m.

The stepfather stated he returned to the theater about 8 p.m. and the boys were gone. When the boys vanished authorities were not sure if the brothers ever made it to the theater. Some employees interviewed said they saw the boys, others said they did not. Neither child was ever heard from again and police think the boys were killed the day they disappeared. Heavy rains from hurricane Dora late that night and the next morning hampered the search. Authorities questioned the stepfather who was separated from the boys' mother at the time. His account of what happened that evening was sketchy.

Army Sergeant Carl Bock 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.

Bock has since divorced from Alan and Terry's mother and now lives in Wisconsin. Police in Virginia last interviewed him in 2000. The Westerfield brothers' cases remain unsolved.
Police also questioned the boys' natural father and concluded that he did not take the boys.

Alan John Westerfield
Date of Birth: August 24, 1957
Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'10; 80 lbs.
White male, Sandy hair, blue eyes

Terry Lee Westerfield
Date of Birth: February 7, 1953
Age at Time of Disappearance: 11 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'7; 89 lbs.
White male, Red hair, blue eyes, freckles

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


  1. Leana Jo Murphy-Hover8:19 PM

    I used to live in Fayetteville, N.C., but this is the first time I heard about this story.

    Is it possible that their father killed them, before he dropped them off and said that he didn't see them?? I think they are buried somewhere in N.C. and that their father did this to them.

  2. Anonymous12:34 PM

    I have lived in North Carolina all of my life and this is the first time that I have heard of this case either.

    I suspect that the stepfather is involved in their disappearances. This is such a sad, sad case and I am willing to bet that they would have found some sign of them, had the hurricane not hit. The saddest part of this, is that these little boys are dead and someone has gotten away with murder.

    1. Anonymous12:02 PM

      I can think of something else sad, but maybe a little better. Did they really both have blue eyes? Terry bears a resemblance to Mark and Alan to Chris. They were brothers adopted by a upstanding Lutheran family in Salisbury, NC. The age isn't more than a couple of years off theirs. But sadly one died in 1973 and the other in 2002 or 2003 from what I have read.

    2. Who are you speaking of when you say Mark & Chris?

  3. Anonymous8:25 PM

    I believe the step-father was involved. a hurricane rolling in, no one to be accountable to, Army employment-CID at that.

    I doubt he killed them. Probably handed them over to someone else who eventually did, though.

    The hurricane rolled in on by one.

  4. Evelyn L. Nobles11:58 PM

    As weird as this sounds, I saw these pictures yesterday and well, that picture shown of Terry looks darn near identical to my brother when he was that age. My brother was also born in 1957 but in Nov. Both of my parents moved around alot in the S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Florida, Georgia areas. My sister tells me Terry is not my brother tho. But the resemblence is uncanny. I have been trying to find his pictures among my mother (deceased ) belongings and when I do, I will be doing a comparison. It really does blow my mind! My father was a BIG TIME cheater on my mom. Are they positive of who his DNA daddy is?

    1. Yes they know who the biological father is.
      Melvin "Tom" Westerfield