Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Associated Press
This undated handout photo released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Kelly Rothwell. Rothwell, a police cadet at the Police Academy at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center, hasn't been seen in almost three weeks, and detectives, family and friends grimly concede there's a good chance she is dead.

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Fla. — The lawyer for the boyfriend of a missing police recruit says his client does not know where the 35-year-old woman is.

Thomas Reilly of Elmira, N.Y., told the Associated Press on Friday that his client, David Perry, did nothing and does not know the whereabouts of Kelly Rothwell.

Rothwell was last seen by a friend on March 12. She and Perry lived together in a Gulf-front condo. Authorities say Perry abruptly left the condo on March 13 and has refused to cooperate with detectives.

Reilly says his client has the "right to not talk, and he's not talking."

Associated Press writer Ben Dobbin in Rochester, N.Y., contributed to this report.