Paighton Laine Houston, a 29-year-old woman, went missing on December 20, 2019, after leaving the Tin Roof bar in Birmingham, Alabama.
Someone knows something and authorities need you to come forward if you do.
Her mother, Charlaine, revealed in a Facebook post that Paighton had sent a text to friends telling them she didn’t know who she was with and felt she could be in trouble.
Paighton was last seen leaving the Tin Roof bar in the 2700 block of Seventh Avenue South in Birmingham, Alabama, at around 10:45 p.m. At the time, she was with two heavy-set black males and appeared to be leaving with the men at her own will.
Police have exhausted all leads and need your help to identify the males or figure out where she might be.
She has not used her bank account since her disappearance, and it is unknown if Paighton is still with the two men she left the bar with or if she is somewhere else. Her phone is going to straight to voicemail and without further leads, no one knows why this woman never returned home from her night out.
The Tin Roof bar has cooperated with investigators and published information on their social media platforms that reads, “We have been in contact with (Birmingham police) and have shared any info needed to assist since the report, including all of our staff that worked that evening. As a common industry practice, we hire off-duty uniformed police to be onsite during busy times. They were working onsite during this time as well. We hope and pray for Paighton’s safe return and encourage anyone to reach out with any information.”
Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama announced that a $5,000 reward is being offered for any information about her mysterious disappearance. Ivey stated, “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.”
Sergeant Johnny Williams with the Birmingham Police Department told reporters that, “We’re pretty much in the same place that we were when we first reported her missing,’’ he said. “We don’t have any other leads. We’ve exhausted the ones we’ve had to this point, but we’ll continue to investigate and try to develop new leads.”
Paighton’s family is asking anyone with information to come forward. Her mother posted a plea to Facebook, stating, “Someone knows something, and we have to bring her home.’’ If you have any information about the unknown men from the Tin Roof bar or information regarding Paighton’s whereabouts, contact the Birmingham police department at 205-297-8413 or call 911.