A preliminary investigation suggests that Charlotte was forced into a dark blue Honda Civic that was driven by the suspect.
One neighbor witnessed the abduction and called 911.
“I came out and I heard the kid hollering for help,” said Julius Kenney, a neighbor. “By the time I got down to get the plate number, all I saw was an individual bent over, throwing her in the back, shut the door and the car took off. I was trying to get the plate number but I couldn’t get it, they took off that fast. The windows were tinted so you couldn’t see who was who.”
Massachusetts State Police described Moccia as a white, 4-foot-2, 60-pound girl with long brown hair. She may have been wearing a white jacket with khaki pants and a dark-colored shirt adorned with the Hampden Charter School logo. Police say she also may have been in possession of a school-issued laptop at the time.