Name: Rebecca Anne Henderson Paulk
Age: 26 years old
Last seen: September 8, 2015
Location: Meridian, Mississippi
Status: Still Missing
26 year old Rebecca Henderson Paulk was last seen in Meridian, Mississippi on September 8, 2015. She disappeared after leaving her parents’ home in Demopolis, saying she would be back.
Rebecca Anne Henderson was born to parents Wes and Janet Henderson. In 2012, she married husband Cody Milton Chad Paulk of Forkland.
Paulk graduated from Demopolis High School in Linden, Alabama in 2007. She attended college to study nursing while working at the New Orleans Bar and Grill in Demopolis.
In April of 2015, Paulk began working as a service master contractor for the Rock-Tenn Mill Company in Demopolis. She lived in Linden, Alabama, within close proximity to her family in Demopolis.
On September 7, 2015, Paulk went to visit her parents’ home in Demopolis, Alabama. At approximately 7:00 pm she left their house, telling her mother that she would be back, without saying where she was going.
Rebecca Henderson Paulk never returned home, and hasn’t been heard from since.
On September 9, 2015, her parents grew concerned when they couldn’t contact her. They filed a missing persons report with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department upon learning that her vehicle was found abandoned near the Alabama border.
On September 9, 2015, a passerby reported a 2006 Honda Civic Del Sol abandoned in a ditch in the Whynot community, about twenty miles away from Meridian, Mississippi.
Inside the car, police found Rebecca Henderson Paulk’s personal belongings, including her purse, laptop computer, and iPad. A few days later, her cell phone was found in a wooded area about a mile from the car.
A search of the area by deputies and canines yielded no additional clues as to Rebecca’s whereabouts. Her mother stated she doesn’t know how or why Rebecca ended up in Whynot, as she’d never heard of the place.
On September 8, 2015, surveillance footage from two businesses in Meridian, Mississippi, showed a woman resembling Rebecca Henderson Paulk with 57 year old John Bentley Poisso Jr.
On September 24, 2015, John Bentley Poisso Jr. was arrested on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disturbance of family, unrelated to Rebecca Henderson Paulk’s case.
On September 26, 2015, authorities executed a search warrant on his property off Old Wire Road in Meridian, Mississippi, but found no evidence linking him to her disappearance.
John Bentley Poisso Jr. has not been charged in Rebecca’s disappearance, and was not officially designated as a suspect. He has been arrested in the past for possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, assault, and felon in possession of a firearm.
Police found no evidence, means or motive for foul play in Rebecca Henderson Paulk’s disappearance. There’s currently no promising leads in her case.
A $20,000 reward is being offered by her parents for any information leading to the location of Rebecca Henderson Paulk.
The circumstances of Rebecca Henderson Paulk’s disappearance remain unclear, and her case is currently classified as missing. Her case remains unsolved.
Caucasian female with blonde hair and green eyes. Rebecca is 5’6 tall and weighs 145 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Rebecca has a tattoo of a fairy on her right torso, the letters “RC” on her bikini area, and the word “Love” with some designs on her left wrist
Clothing and accessories:
Rebecca was last seen wearing blue jeans and an unknown colored t-shirt.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Rebecca Henderson Paulk please contact the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 486-4952 or (601) 482-9806.
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Parents offer reward in search for missing daughter – Demopolis Times 09/15
Arrest made in connection to missing Alabama woman – Alabama 09/15
‘Not knowing is unbearable’: Alabama family offers reward in search for missing daughter – Alabama 09/15
Sheriff: No evidence linking Miss. man to Ala. woman’s disappearance – Clarion Ledger 09/15
Sheriff says Paulk and Poisso Seen Together After Disappearance – ABC11 WTOK 09/15
$20,000 reward for information of missing woman – ABC11 WTOK 09/20
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