Violet R. Watzulik

Above: Violet, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 10, 2000 from Sarasota, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 5, 1916
  • Age: 83 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11, 106 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Gray/white hair, brown eyes. Violet wears eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Violet is required to take medication for unspecified reasons. She has a pacemaker.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Violet resided in the 300 block of Suwanee Avenue near the Whitfield area in Sarasota, Florida. She lived with her son, Carl Watzulik. Carl told authorities that his mother visited friends in Naples, Florida and took a cruise along the western coast of the state during the early summer of 2000. He said that Violet returned home on June 10, 2000 and spent two hours packing additional belongings. She told her son that she was embarking on an extended cruise from the eastern coast of Florida to New England. Carl said that Violet planned to travel with the boat's owner, an elderly Caucasian man named David Richardson. Violet's loved ones are not familiar with anyone fitting the individual's description. Richardson may have resided in Naples or Fort Myers, Florida in 2000. Violet has never been heard from again.

    Violet last spoke to her daughter, who resides in Arizona, sometime during March 2000. Her daughter reported Violet as a missing person in July 2000. She said that her mother often travels, but it is uncharacteristic of Violet to not contact family members. There has not been any activity on Violet's credit cards or bank accounts since her disappearance.

    An extensive investigation failed to produce any evidence as to Violet's whereabouts. Authorities suspect that foul play may have been involved in her case. Officials are not certain if Richardson exists. There have not been any arrests in Violet's disappearance, which remains unresolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Manatee County Sheriff's Office
    Extension 2260


    Source Information
    Manatee County Sheriff's Office
    The Missing Persons CyberCenter
    The Bradenton Herald
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune


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