Thank you for the update!The daughter of Viola Butler just confirmed that this Doe is her mother. Rest In Peace Viola.
NJ - NJ - Viola Butler, 38, Pleasantville, 1987 or 1989
Great job on making the connection YaYa_521 - a match is always bittersweet, but it really seems like Viola's family now has some closure and doesn't have to worry about her whereabouts anymore
Welcome to WS and thank you for giving us a little glimpse of what she was like! My condolences to all of her family and friends.I just want to say that the work done here was unbelievable! That you folks were able to so quickly solve this mystery when it has been an open case for over 30 years is just stunning. Makes me think LE never really put much energy into this case. A simple nationwide BOLO might have solved this back in '89. I am 5'9 and I remember Viola being several inches shorter than I, about 5'6. I don't recall us wearing uniforms. We worked in the uniform dept. of Bally's and were probably the only department that didn't wear uniforms. There were many uniforms, styles & colors for hundreds of employees, so the color of the logo at the time means nothing. Besides, it was gold, not tan. Viola did like wearing bright colors though (bright pink!) and she was a bit hyper. I didn't know her outside of work, but I do recall hearing that she had a young diabetic son. No one ever believed that Viola simply walked away from that child. Lots of rumors accompanied her disappearance that night, nothing panned out, no one was arrested. Thanks to you folks, her family finally got the closure they deserve.
The circumstances aren't what I would desire, but it is what it is. PM photo link gave no visual, but I guess it was no longer necessary. You're welcome & again, thank you all.Welcome to WS and thank you for giving us a little glimpse of what she was like! My condolences to all of her family and friends.