Paighton Houston

‘I feel in trouble’: Missing Alabama woman sends alarming text to friend after leaving with two strangers

Family and friends are worried for an Alabama woman’s safety after she disappeared Friday, following a concerning text message to a friend.

Paighton Houston, 29, left the Tin Roof bar on 7th Avenue South in Birmingham at around 10:45 p.m on Friday night. According to Sgt. Johnny Williams with the Birmingham Police Department, she may have left the bar willingly with two men.

“Paighton Houston was last seen at approximately 10:45 p.m. at the Tin Roof located in the 2700 block of 7th Avenue South,” Williams said. “She was last seen leaving the location with two heavy set black males. It was reported that Paighton appeared to have left the location willingly with the two males.”

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Friends posted on social media that Paighton didn’t know the men she left with. She reportedly sent a text message to a friend indicating that she could be in trouble.

“idk who im with so if I call please answer. I feel in trouble,” the text message said, according to Trussville Tribune.

Birmingham, Al. Last seen Friday Dec.20 @ 10:45 pm. WE NEED PRAYERS!We still have not heard anything! We are worried…

Posted by Charlaine Houston on Sunday, December 22, 2019


Paighton’s mother, Charlaine Houston, said her daughter’s bank account hasn’t been accessed since Friday night and her phone is now going straight to voicemail.

Paighton stands 5-feet-2-inches tall and weighs around 123 pounds. She was last seen wearing a coral-colored T-shirt, blue Converse shoes and ripped blue jeans. She has a tattoo on her lower right arm that says “faith,” and a tattoo on her left arm that says “stren;th” (the g is replaced with a semicolon).

Posted by Missing Pieces Network on Monday, December 23, 2019


Police are reportedly trying to gain access to security footage from the bar to trace Paighton’s steps.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Birmingham Police Department at 205-2978413 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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[Feature Photo: Paighton Houston/Handout]