Friends mourn longtime St. Pete social activist slain in her home

01/29/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Tags: Paula Witthaus, St. Petersburg, activism

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Photo of Paula Witthaus courtesy of Awake Pinellas.


photo by Awake Pinellas

A well-liked social activist in St. Petersburg has been found murdered inside her home on 17th Ave. North.

According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, 54-year old Paula Whitthaus was found dead along with her 67-year old male roommate after what a department press release described as a brutal attack.

The exact cause of death hasn

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She also has a sister from St Louis and she will be arriving in Florida some Friday or Saturday.



Paula, was a sweet soul that had a general concern for people. Paula should get the award for Iconic Women of the Year..She has my vote and always will.. Paula will be missed by many and I'm glad I had the opportunity to have her as a lifetime friend & employee for 2 years. She was an amazing cook..Rest easy Ms. Paula.. For the people who did this horrible injustice to her , I hope you are caught real soon and you can bet that I will show up at your trial for 1st degree MURDER! You will be punished!