By Jeff Mays
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 37 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.
NewsOne has partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation to focus on the crisis of missing African Americans.
To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile missing persons and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing.
Case Type: Other
Date of Birth: Jan. 16, 1980
Missing Date: July 14, 2017
Age Now: 37
Missing City: Kansas City
Missing State: Missouri
Case Number: 17-63523
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No
Location Last Seen: 50th Swope Park.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Blewett’s family readily admits that the mother of four is addicted to alcohol and drugs and often hangs out with the wrong crowd.
But Blewett’s struggles with addiction never stopped her from keeping in touch with her family.