Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kelly Rothwell: A Brightness of Light From the Shadows of Intimate Partner Violence

Kelly Rothwell remains a bright light in all those whose paths she crossed while on this earth. Despite a controlling 3 1/2 year relationship her light continues to shine with the help of the CUE Center for missing persons as they work to bring her home.

At the time of her disappearance Kelly Rothwell, a cadet was completing her training at the police academy in Florida. With a month left to go before graduation, she was in the process of moving forward with her life minus the abusive relationship.

According to sources her boyfriend, a former New York correctional officer had been tracking her cell and computer activities. While he appeared to be supportive of her new career path in public, behind closed doors she paid the price.

On March 12, 2011, after having lunch with a friend, she returned to the residence a final time to pick up a few things and head over to her new home. It would be the last time anyone would see her bright smile, shine.

In relationships it is important to equip one's self with the proper tools before announcing "it is over." That, is what cost Kelly Rothwell her life. Unfortunately, Kelly Rothwell's life mirrors thousand of others across the county, victims of intimate partner violence, trying to break away from their abusive relationships with their lives in tact.

Today on the show "Time's Up" we spoke about Kelly's case with her best friend Donna Sharrett and Monica Caison, founder of the Cue Center for Missing Persons. A national organization providing expert assistance to families without charge in finding their missing loved one and supporting the families until they are recovered and brought home.

We also had as a guest Sandra Brown, MA, founder of Safe Relationships Magazine and author of the bestselling books "How to Stop A Dangerous Man" and "Women Who Love Psychopaths."

It was an amazing hour. To listen and learn how to leave a potentially dangerous relationship, the re-broadcast has been provided.

Download audio track - Susan Murphy Milano:TIME'S UP! 9-15-2011 

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Missing Since: 03/12/11
Missing From: Clearwater, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance:35
Date of Birth:01/10/76
White Female
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.
Investigative Agency
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons using the contact form below or contact Cue Center at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.

Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is a specialist with intimate partner violence cases and prevention strategies and high risk cases and available for personal consultations through the Institute. She is also part of the team at Management Resources Limited of New York.

Susan is the author of "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,"Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire.

If you would like to schedule Susan Murphy Milano for interviews, please contact: ImaginePublicity PO BOX 14946 Surfside Beach, SC 29587 Phone: 843.808.0859 email-

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