HOUSTON — A Houston-area family and the Houston Association of Realtors is asking for the public’s help in locating a real estate agent who left home for work Thursday and hasn't been seen since.
Realtor Violet Mackrizz was last seen at her home in the Park At Glen Arbor neighborhood just south of Tomball.
She is also not answering her phone, which family members and colleagues say is out of character for her.
Mackrizz is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Investigators aren't sure what she was wearing.
She drives a 2016 black Mercedes A250 with Texas license MBV 1949.
Her brother, Juan Mackrizz, who is also a realtor and works at the same brokerage as Violet, said he checked the centralized showing system, which revealed she did not show any homes on Thursday, the day she disappeared. He said her E-Z Tag account through HCTRA shows her car was headed towards Pasadena Friday morning, but it is unclear if she was driving it at the time.
“Just send us a text and tell us you’re fine. Or give us a call, just a 10-second call and let us know that you’re fine. You might have a reason why you’re doing this, but we need to know that you’re okay. We’re extremely worried for her wellbeing," said Juan. "I don’t know if she was taken by force or so many things that could have happened. We need to find her, know that she’s okay, and wherever she wants to be is fine, but we need to find out that she is okay.”
Her boyfriend wrote on Facebook: "Violet didn't come home tonight. She didn't call. She's not answering. It is very out of character for her to do this."
Deputies said she texted her boyfriend around 5:30 p.m. Thursday saying she would be getting home late. When her boyfriend awoke around 10:30 p.m., she still was not home.
“The way the text was written, it didn’t sound like her," said Juan, who has been in constant contact with Violet's boyfriend.
A coworker at her brokerage called Violet a "lovely person," and a "ray of sunshine," and that they are shocked that she has disappeared.
HAR Chairman John Nugent said they are all anxiously hoping she will come home safe.
"Let's all do what we can to find her and bring her back safely," said Nugent.
Nugent said agents showing residential homes typically use what is called a SupraKey, an electronic key that opens a lockbox at a home to let the realtor and prospective buyer inside.
That electronic system can tell them which homes she shows, and when she shows them.
"We are a tight knit family," said Nugent of the 42,000 HAR members. "If one agent has a problem, we're out there trying to assist."
Further details about her disappearance, including her activities or work schedule that day, have not been disclosed. KHOU 11 News is working to learn more about this case. The sheriff’s office noted, however, that Mackrizz had not been seen since she left for work the morning of her disappearance.
The Mackrizz family has hired a private investigator, and is asking for help paying for the service, through a GoFundMe.
In her real estate profile she wrote that she is originally from Lima, Peru, South America and a Harris/Walker County resident since 1992.
HAR said a missing persons case had been filed with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information that may help should call deputies at 713-221-6000.