Vivian Irene Botz
Botz, approximately 1998
Date and time person was reported missing : 05/01/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/30/1953 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'8, 120 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Botz has facial scars. She had long fingernails at the time of her 1998 disappearance. She may use the last names Garcia, Maldonado and/or Reyes. Botz's ears are pierced. She occasionally wore glasses at the time she disappeared.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Botz's daughter picked her up from work on May 1, 1998 in Wichita, Kansas. She dropped Botz off at the corner of Pawnee Street and Broadway Street to visit a friend nearby. Botz was last seen walking towards her friend's residence; she has never been heard from again.
The circumstances surrounding Botz's case are unclear, but authorities consider her an endangered missing person.
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Wichita Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Wichita Police Department
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