Kelly Rothwell, a Florida Police Cadet, with her graduation scheduled just weeks away disappears after planning on breaking up with her boyfriend, David Perry.
On March 13 2011, my cell phone indicated “New Voicemail”.
I dialed into my voice mail, as usual, and a fragile, broken voice, came over the speaker of the phone and through the intense sobbing I barely made out, “Will, it’s Donna, I need to know if my friend is dead or alive, call me … bye”
If you have never received a voice mail like this — it STOPS you in your tracks, my heart sunk, and I took a deep breath as I dialed the number back.
Have you ever spoken to someone who ached with a deep pain both in fear and grief ? That is how, Donna, sounded as she uttered, “Hello.”
During our conversation, we made arrangements for us to spend the day at Indian Rocks Beach to see if I could connect with Kelly or get impressions. That day, we only made it to the Holiday Inn where her car was found abandoned.
Instantly, I said to Donna, “Kelly was never here,” and continued saying, “I feel the car was left here as a ploy — a distraction.”
Knowing that Kelly wasn’t at the Holiday Inn … it didn’t make much sense hanging out around there. So, we decided to return another day and head towards the condo.
About a day or so later, I had received a call from Donna stating that Kelly’s mom would be interested in meeting with me at the Condo when she was in town.
When I arrived at the Condo I received a series of impressions which I have shared with authorities as of yesterday. Some of those impressions I shared briefly when I was on Nancy Grace were:
1. Felt it was a surprise attack
2. Psychically sensed a strong scent of a cleaning solution
3. Felt there was multiple threats on Kelly’s life from Dave Perry
Due to the fact, that this is an ongoing investigation I cannot, at this time, disclose further insights or impressions that I may have into this case or my profile on David Perry. However, I can tell you that after speaking with the authorities I wasn’t discouraged about continuing my involvement, in fact, I was encouraged to focus my investigation on a particular aspect of the case.
Some other notes:
1. I am NOT charging the family anything: This family may have already experienced one loss and I believe that investigations like these shouldn’t be fee based.
2. As you read above, my involvement in this case was at the request of friends and family.