Andelka Morariu

Andelka, circa 2020; George Morariu

  • Missing Since 02/28/2020
  • Missing From St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 04/25/1957 (67)
  • Age 62 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'1 - 5'2, 102 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A gray Catalent Pharma work t-shirt and blue pants.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Andelka was last seen in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 28, 2020. She has never been heard from again. A relative reported her missing on March 2 after she didn't show up for work.

At the time of her disappearance, Andelka lived with her ex-husband, George Morariu, in a home on 81st Avenue north in the Gateway Plaza area. A photo of him is posted with this case summary. They had divorced in 2018, but still lived together and dated each other. One neighbor said the Morarius often had noisy fights.

George stated she simply walked out the door on the day of her disappearance and never came back. However, although video surveillance footage shoed Andelka going into the house, the cameras never showed her leaving.

Video from a neighbor's doorbell camera showed George removing a large object, wrapped in a blanket or tarp, from his house at 1:00 a.m. and putting it in the trunk of his car. A search of the home and two vehicles turned up unspecified "biological evidence" linked to Andelka.

Although her body has not been found, on April 3, the medical examiner issued a death certificate for Andelka, saying she was the victim of a homicide "by unspecified means." That same day, George was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in his ex-wife's case.

George is awaiting trial in Andelka's presumed death. Foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.

Investigating Agency

  • St. Petersburg Police Department 727-893-7780

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 16, 2022; distinguishing characteristics updated.