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Rewards offered in case of missing Trussville woman

From staff and wire reports

There is another missing person alert in Alabama, and rewards totaling $10,000 are now being offered for information on the case.

Paighton Lane Houston, 29, of Trussville, was last seen on Dec. 20 leaving the Tin Roof bar, which is located in the popular Lakeview entertainment district in Southside Birmingham. She was spotted with what has been described as two heavyset men.

Houston later sent a message to a friend saying she felt like she was in trouble, according to reports, and she hasn’t been in contact with her family since then, with calls to her cellphone going straight to voicemail.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama has issued a $5,000 reward, and Gov. Kay Ivey has issued another $5,000 reward through her office, both in exchange for information that leads authorities to find Houston.

“Unfortunately, another female is missing in the state of Alabama,” Ivey said. “The whereabouts of Paighton Laine Houston have been unknown since Friday, December 20. In the midst of the busy holiday season, it is critical that we support Paighton, her family and law enforcement to ensure we do everything possible to bring her home. I am issuing a $5,000 reward to help encourage anyone with credible information to contact the appropriate authorities and help make that happen.”

Houston’s case comes on the heels of some high-profile disappearances, including three-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney and 19-year-old college student Aniah Blanchard. Both were later found dead and suspects have been charged with capital murder in each case.

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Birmingham police Sgt. Johnny Williams told’s Carol Robinson that police are reviewing security camera footage from the bar, but have not yet released it publicly saying authorities need to “exhaust all their leads.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham police at 205–297-8413 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.


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