UPDATE: Former Mecklenburg GOP Chairman’s wife Vatsla Watkins found in Lake Wylie

MISSING: Wife of Former Mecklenburg Co. GOP Chairman Curtis Watkins, has been missing since Monday from their Charlotte home. Vatsla Watkins, age 39, last seen Monday leaving their home and hasn’t been seen or heard from by family or friends since.

UPDATE: On March 31, 2019 at 5:45 PM a 911 call came in stating a person was floating in Lake Wylie by the Buster Boyd Bridge. After further investigation by detectives, the victim was identified as that’s the Watkins. She was reported missing on 03/19/19. There is no foul play suspected at this time. The cause of death is under investigation.

CMPD’s Lake Wylie Boat Patrol and the Charlotte Fire Department responded to the scene Sunday. The command center for the investigation was 16310 York Road at Pier 49 Marina.

Vatsla Watkins is the wife of the former Mecklenburg Co. GOP Chairman, Curtis Watkins.

Vatsla Watkins was a DIY Fashion Blogger who offered instructions and tutorials on how to make your own clothing.

Watch one of her short clips here from YouTube.

Police are looking for a missing woman who was last seen leaving her Charlotte, NC home on the morning of Monday, March 18th.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department reports that, 39-year-old Vatsla Watkins is missing and are asking for the public’s help to find her.

CMPD met with Watkins’s family on March 18 at apx 1 p.m.

Watkins is said to have left the residence during the early morning hours in her silver, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230. This car is described as a four-door sedan with a Carolina Panthers North Carolina license plate: 8215CP.

Watkins is described as:

• HEIGHT: 5′4″

•HAIR COLOR: black

•EYES: brown

•CLOTHING DESCRIPTION: She was last seen wearing and black lightweight jacket and blue jeans.

Watkins has not been seen or heard from by her family and friends since she left.

Watkins is the wife of former Mecklenburg Co. GOP Chairman, Curtis Watkins.

Anyone who sees, has seen Watkins, her vehicle or has information about Watkins or her vehicle is asked to call 911 immediately or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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