Update Friday 1/3/2020 1:10 p.m. cst: According to CBS42 News live Facebook coverage District Attorney Lynneice Washington has confirmed a female body that is still in tact has been found in a shallow grave behind a home in Hueytown.

They are not releasing any details at the moment of who it may be.

The body was apparently wrapped in some type of clothe and is headed to the coroners office for identification.

We will continue to follow and bring updates as they come.


Hueytown, AL– On Thursday police were present in the Hueytown area in hopes of finding 29-year-old Paighton Houston, who has been missing since December 20, 2019.

According to police Houston was last seen leaving the Tin Roof in Birmingham, AL with two black men.

Thursday night a large residential area on Chapel Drive near Love Street was cornered off by police from the Trussville Police Department, the Birmingham Police Department, the Hueytown Police Department,  Jefferson County Deputies and units with the Metro Area Crime Center.

Backyards were searched with flashlights and K9 units were present until around 9:30 p.m. last night.

According to Trussville Tribune this is at least the third location where investigators have searched based on information gained during the search for Houston.

Governor Kay Ivey along with Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama are offering a $5,000 reward for information regarding the disappearance of 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.”

Birmingham Police Dept. (205)328-9311 or Crime Stoppers (205)933-4175

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