UPDATE January 3, 2020:
The body found in a shallow grave in a Hueytown neighborhood Friday morning has been identified as the missing Trussville woman Paighton Houston, WHNT reports.
According to the Trussville Police Department, the body was discovered after investigators developed information on a possible location for Houston’s body Thursday. They came to find a shallow grave behind a residence on Chapel Drive in Hueytown.
The body of a female was found in a shallow grave in the backyard of a home where investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies worked overnight and today on Chapel Drive in Hueytown, Al.com reports.
The body was wrapped in some sort of fabric but her body was intact, said Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney Lynneice Washington. The investigation into the disappearance of Paighton Houston led investigators to Hueytown, officials confirmed.
Dec. 27, 2019:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) -- Friday marks one week since a Trussville woman disappeared after leaving a Birmingham bar, and police say they are still trying to find out what happened to her and where she is now.
Governor Ivey has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to information in Paighton Houston’s disappearance. Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is also offering a $5,000 reward.
Paighton Houston, 29, was last seen Friday, Dec. 20, at Tin Roof in Birmingham.
AL.com reports Birmingham police have surveillance footage showing that she left the bar about 10:45 p.m. with two heavy-set black men. Police said that it appeared Houston left the location willingly with the two men.
Her family said she has not used her bank account since she disappeared and her phone is going straight to voicemail.
Paighton's mother Charlaine Houston confirmed Paighton’s last text message was sent to a friend: “She didn’t know who she was with and felt she could be in trouble.”
Paighton Houston is described as standing 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 123 pounds. She was last seen wearing ripped blue jeans, a coral-colored T-shirt, and blue Converse shoes.
Anyone with information on Houston’s whereabouts is asked to call Birmingham police at (205)297-8413 or your local law enforcement office. If you have additional information on this investigation, contact Crime Stoppers at (205)254-7777.