Viola Marie Findley
Viola Marie Findley
NamUS MP # 2914
Age at Report: 29
Date of Birth: December 17, 1954
Height: 5′ 04″ – 5′ 05″
Weight: 175 to 200 lbs.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Missing From: Waterloo, IA (Black Hawk County)
Date Missing: September 1, 1983
Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing
Viola Marie Findley, accompanied by a friend, left Waterloo, Iowa, in the summer of 1983 to pay a visit to Ms. Findley’s family in Florida. Findley’s three children remained in Iowa, and on September 1, 1983, Findley left her mother’s home in Daytona Beach to head back to Waterloo.
- Black Hawk County in Iowa
Waterloo in Black Hawk County
Ten days later, when Findley still hadn’t arrived in Iowa, family members in Florida were notified. Findley’s mother contacted Daytona Beach authorities to report her missing daughter.
Viola Findley was never seen again.
Twelve years after her disappearance, her mother had a Presumptive Death certificate issued. The police closed her file and put it into storage, where it eventually was destroyed by a flood in the records room.
According to a sibling, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in Bunnell, Florida was looking into a Jane Doe found there in 1993. The sibling reported to NamUS that Cpl. Kim Davis — who’d told the family what happened to the missing records — was looking into the possibility that Jane Doe might be Viola Marie Findley.
NamUS collected DNA from Findley’s son and daughter as well as Findley’s sibling, and at last report a DNA profile was being done on Jane Doe to see if a match could be made. The family is awaiting test results at this time, but the sibling says they are still unsure what states should be checked for unidentified remains because no one knows the location between Florida and Iowa where Viola disappeared.
Viola Findley had brown shoulder-length hair, brown eyes, a bad nail on her pointer finger and a broken front tooth. She went by the nickname “Vi.”
If you have any information regarding the unexplained disappearance of Viola Findley, please contact her NamUS Case Manager, Anthony Falsetti, at (352) 246-2211, or e-mail email@example.com, or contact the NamUS Regional Administrator, Rose Sacchetti, at (727) 549-6067 ext. 130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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