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St. Petersburg woman missing after she fails to show up for work

St. Pete PD asking anyone with information to call them
Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 17:41:22-05

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — St. Petersburg police need your help to find a missing woman who hasn't been seen for a week.

Pictures of Andelka Morariu line the streets around 81st Avenue North. Flyers plead for anyone who has seen her to call the police.

“Here we are in our little neighborhood. Over here now with this person that is unaccounted for," said neighbor Carol Wilson.

Morariu's home remains covered in red evidence tape. Her car is as well, but the woman hasn’t been seen since last Friday.

“She should have turned up by now if she’s 62 years old," said Wilson.

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St. Pete police say family reported her missing after she failed to show up to work. It’s not like her. Neighbors worry it could be foul play.

“She’s gone. We don’t believe she’s coming home," said Wilson.

William Schulz has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years.

"There’s a lot of neighbors that are just as concerned as I am. Some that live right next door that are very concerned," he said.

But St. Pete PD says there is no crime here. There is no person of interest. Right now, this is a missing person investigation.

“Something is wrong, obviously, if she just disappeared and nobody has heard from her," said Anna Vlasano, who has heard the news police were looking for the woman.

Court documents show Morariu is divorced. We knocked on her door to speak with her ex-husband, but he didn't answer.

The agency says the couple did not have any run-ins with their officers.

“Somebody had to see something," said Vlasano. "They need to say something if they saw anything.”

Clarification: An earlier version of this story stated St. Pete PD has video from a neighbor's home surveillance system as evidence. St. Pete PD says it cannot comment on whether or not it has such a video.