UPDATE: Search for missing Charlotte woman continues after her car was found at Lake Wylie

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Missing Person Unit is continuing their investigation into the disappearance of Vatsla Watkins.

Friday, March 22, 2019 at around 8:30 a.m., officers in the Steele Creek Division located the victim’s vehicle near the 16300 block of York Road.  Officers on scene partnered with the CMPD’s Missing Person Unit, Aviation Unit, Canine Unit, Lake Unit and CFD to canvass the area in attempts to locate Ms. Watkins.  At approximately 5:00 p.m., this search concluded; however, the victim was not located.  Detectives with the Missing Person Unit are continuing their efforts in locating Ms. Watkins. Consultation with Charlotte Fire will make decisions on search efforts for tomorrow, Saturday, March 23rd.

Anyone who sees or has information about Vatsla Watkins is asked to call 911 immediately. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  Detective Tuttle is the assigned detective for this case and his number is 704-336-8340.

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