Missing Bogota woman
to be discussed on TV


By Christina Rossi

BOGOTA — Jim Viola is continuing his efforts to locate his wife, Pat, who disappeared from the borough on Feb. 13, 2001.

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m. on Channel 5. (Check local listings to verify,) “The Montel Williams Show” will feature psychic Sylvia Browne.

Mr. Viola said Ms. Browne feels that Pat had a seizure and is suffering from amnesia. She says that she feels Pat was picked up by a grocery truck, and that her current location is in Akron, Ohio.

Mr. Viola is also attempting to raise funds to erect a billboard on Route 80 with information about his wife.  The cost is about $8,500.  Donations can be made by
check or on-line with a credit card or via PayPal, a service used by e Bay.

The website is http://patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com.  Click on “Montel Williams” or donations/fundraising.

A coworker of Mr. Viola’s has offered to donate the 40 percent profit she receives from the sale of jewelry on-line to the search for Mrs. Viola.

In addition on-line, there is a “family video” page that features 13 five- to 10-second video clips of Mrs. Viola and her family.  Mr. Viola hopes the images will help in locating his wife.