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Mrs. Welz (first name unrevealed) was the wife of Z.Z. "Tappy" Welz. She had light hair and light eyes.

Mrs. Welz became aware of her husband's habit of making obscene phone calls. She was appalled by his behavior and planned to turn him over to the police. She armed himself with a handgun that he had gotten from his father Earl, and she confronted Tappy while he was up on a high telephone pole.

Tappy shot at his wife using a derringer pistol that he kept concealed on his person, but he missed. She shot back, killing him. She dropped the gun in the grass at the base of the telephone pole and fled. Welz's body (and the gun) were soon found by Vera Alldid, who was briefly suspected of the killing.

Police investigated Welz and learned about the circumstances of his death from his wife. There was sufficient evidence to show that she acted in self defense, and she was not charged. Welz's father then sought revenge on Mrs. Welz's for Tappy's death. Mrs. Welz was rescued by Lizz, who then became the target of Earl's wrath.


  • The Welzes lived at 40 Lane Ave. in the suburbs of Dick Tracy's city.
  • At the time of her encounter with Dick Tracy, Mrs. Welz had been married to her husband for a year.
  • At the time of her encounter with Dick Tracy, Mrs. Welz was pregnant. The storyline did include her giving birth, and the gender of her offspring is not known.