“Unfortunately, another female is missing in the state of Alabama,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement on Friday. “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.”
Houston vanished after she was seen leaving the Tin Roof bar about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, police said. She was spotted with two men and it appeared she left with them willingly, police said.
Houston had gone to the bar that night with a few friends. Shortly after midnight, she texted one of those friends saying “she didn’t know who she was with and that she felt like she was in trouble,” according to her brother, Evan Houston.
“It was like Paighton to check in… but it wasn’t like Paighton to send a text like that,” Evan Houston told “Good Morning America” on Thursday.