Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Rothwell was last seen Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. after having lunch with a friend. She was going home to her Indian Rocks Beach condo to break up with her live-in boyfriend, David Perry. She planned to move out. She did not show up for an event the following day, or to her police academy class the following Monday. She was a police cadet at Pinellas Police Academy at the Allstate Center in St. Petersburg. She was supposed to meet someone to pick up keys to a new apartment but never arrived. Her car was found abandoned on March 13, 2011 about 2 miles away.
The night Rothwell was reported missing, detectives say Perry fled to his hometown of Elmira, New York. He has since been arrested for an unrelated crime. Perry was arraigned in New York state on unrelated insurance fraud and grand larceny charges in Elmira, N.Y.
Rothwell, who was raised in Maryland, was enrolled in a police academy and was volunteering with a Florida domestic violence organization at the time of her disappearance. Detectives found Rothwell's academy notes in a trash bin.
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Pinellas County Sheriffs Department