Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for any information pertaining to the disappearance of an Alabama woman from a local bar last week.
In addition to the $5,000 being offered by Crime Stoppers, Governor Kay Ivey is also offering another $5,000 for information on 29-year-old Paighton Houston.
The Trussville resident was last seen leaving the Tin Roof bar on 7th Avenue South at 10.45pm on Friday night, news outlets report, citing Birmingham police.
‘Unfortunately, another female is missing in the state of Alabama. The whereabouts of Paighton Laine Houston have been unknown since Friday, December 20,’ Ivey said in a statement to WVTM.
‘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.’
Ivey’s remarks come after Houston’s mother declared that ‘someone knows something.’
‘Someone knows something and we have to bring her home,’ Charlaine Houston, the woman’s mother, said in a Thursday Facebook post.
‘Her last message said “she didn’t know these people and she was in trouble.” The detectives are working to find her but please help us with any information you get.’
The Birmingham bar took to their Instagram to offer words of support to the woman’s family and added that off-duty uniformed police worked onsite at the time she went missing.
‘We hope and pray for Paighton’s safe return and encourage anyone to reach out with any information,’ the bar added in their Christmas Eve Instagram post.
Houston reportedly left willingly with two men, described as heavyset black males, Sgt. Johnny Williams said.
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Source: Daily Mail