Missing Since: 03/12/11
Missing From: Clearwater, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance:35
Date of Birth:01/10/76
Scars,Marks,Tattoos: Flower tattoo on ankle
Nickname(s) Kel, Kell Bell
Circumstances of Disappearance
Kelly L. Rothwell, 35, of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., was last seen at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday March 12,2011 as she had lunch with a friend at a restaurant in Pinellas County. An investigation began on Sunday when another friend asked deputies to check on Rothwell at her home where she lives with her boyfriend, 46-year-old David Perry. The friend was concerned for Rothwell’s safety due to “domestic issues” the couple had been experiencing, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Rothwell, who has not returned repeated calls to her cell phone from friends and relatives, did not show up for class Monday at the Pinellas Police Academy in St. Petersburg. Since starting the program in November, she has not missed a day, authorities said.
Perry, who is a retired corrections officer, has since traveled to New York, but is refusing to talk to police, He has not been charged.
Police found no signs of Rothwell or Perry during a search of their residence on Sunday,March 13,2011. Rothwell’s abandoned car — a green 2007 Subaru Outback — was found later Sunday March 13,2011 about two miles away.
Her case remains unsolved.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Kelly Rothwell went missing on Saturday, March 12, 2011, after she finished a late lunch with me. Kelly was going back to her Indian Rocks Beach gulfview condo to break up with her then live-in boyfriend. Kelly would never been seen or heard from again. Her downstairs neighbors reported hearing several “thuds” in the master bedroom.
I reported Kelly missing on Sunday, March 13, 2011 after having been notified that she never showed up at a pre-arranged dinner gathering with fellow police academy cadets that was to have taken place Saturday night @ 6pm. She was also supposed to pick up a key to the house she would be moving into that weekend. Her live-in boyfriend fled the state on March 13, 2011, refused and continues to refuse to speak with investigators about her disappearance. Kelly was at the head of her police academy class, never missed a day since starting in November. She was 35 years old at the time of her presumed murder.
Best Friend-Donna Scharrett