North American Missing Persons Network
Violet R. Watzulik

Above Image: Watzulik

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 10, 2000 from Sarasota, Manatee County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 5, 1916
  • Age: 83
  • Height: 4'11"
  • Weight: 106 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray/White
  • Eye Color: Blue or Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Required to take medication for
    unspecified reasons. She has a pacemaker.
  • Case Number: 000028419

  • Details of Disappearance
    Violet resided in the 340 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 white 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 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. Violet has never been heard from again.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Manatee County Sheriff's Office
    (941) 747-3011 Ext. 2260

    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Manatee County Sheriff's Office
    St. Petersburg Times