Body found in Hueytown identified as Paighton Houston

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HUEYTOWN, Ala. (WIAT) — The body found in a shallow grave in a Hueytown neighborhood Friday morning has been identified as the missing Trussville woman Paighton Houston.

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.

Once the remains were taken for identification, they were confirmed to be Houston’s.

Houston has been missing since Dec. 20 leaving a bar in the Lake View area.

According to police, she was spotted leaving with two men and say that it appears she left willingly.

No other information has been released at this time.

 

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