Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen will be featuring Kelly Rothwell's case today on their program. It will air on the CW 44 at 2 pm. Hansen is well known for his To Catch a Predator series on NBC's Dateline, his coverage of the Columbine shootings, Oklahoma City terrorist attack and most of the coverage for Dateline of the September 11th attacks on America.
Kelly Rothwell has been missing and presumed dead for five years. For ALL of those five years I have been writing this blog to keep her story alive, to bring justice to her family and to put David Perry, who killed Kelly, in jail for her murder for the rest of his miserable life.
Last month, the Bring Kelly Rothwell Home page was contacted by Segment Producer Ann Toler, who saw my blog, among other information and wanted to do a story on Kelly. I immediately got back to Toler, who is in LA and we scheduled an interview. In addition to my interview with Andrea Isom, a journalist for Crime Watch Daily, Nancy Rothwell, Kelly's mother, sisters Lauren, Lindsay and Kristen were also interviewed for the segment. Kelly's friend Donna gave an interview as did Mike Bailey, the former Homicide Detective , who worked on Kelly's case before retiring, John Dressback, who was the then-administrator of the Police Cadet Program of which Kelly was a part, was also contacted.Kudos to the Pinellas County Sheriff's office for letting the show interview Det. Bailey. They were to interview DA Brooks Baker, but I won't know if they did until the show airs....
In my interview, I told Andrea that I thought that David Perry strangled Kelly, put her in a kite sail bag and drove with her body in his car up to Elmira the same night , March 12, 2011 , that he killed her. To this day I still believe that her body is NOT in Florida, but either in New York or possibly Oklahoma, where Perry also visited after he fled Florida.
I am very grateful to the show for featuring Kelly's case and hope that someone will see it and remember something, or feel guilty enough to give up some information.
I only hope that this blog, the radio Podcast I did 2 weeks ago on Itunes and Podomatic and the show itself will keep Kelly's name out there. We appreciate the interest and the attention.
Kelly deserves that!
THE SHOW CRIME WATCH DAILY WILL AIR ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH AT 2 PM ON THE CW 44. PLEASE WATCH IT OR DVR IT . IF YOU'RE TIRED OF ALL THE NASTY VITRIOL FROM THE ELECTION, TAKE A BREAK AND WATCH KELLY'S CASE FEATURED ON CRIME WATCH DAILY.