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Body IDed as missing woman who texted she was 'in trouble'

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Police say human remains found buried in a shallow grave in a backyard have been identified as Paighton Houston, an Alabama woman who texted she feared she was “in trouble" before disappearing last month.

Posted: Jan 4, 2020 10:41 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2020 6:43 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police say human remains found buried in a shallow grave in a backyard have been identified as Paighton Houston, an Alabama woman who texted she feared she was “in trouble" before disappearing last month.

The Trussville Police Department said in a statement that the discovered body was identified as Houston.

The police department said investigators recovered the body Friday in a shallow grave at the home in Hueytown, about 13 miles west of Birmingham.

The 29-year-old was last seen Dec. 20 leaving a Birmingham bar with two men.

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