From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The family of Paighton Houston is gathering at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Trussville City Hall, for “Painting Trussville Yellow.”
The family is asking for volunteers to hang yellow bows in honor of Houston and other missing persons. Several florists donated over 1,000 yards of ribbon and volunteer helped make around 200 bows.
The family said they don’t want Houston’s story to leave the minds of people in the community. They want answers to what happened to their loved one and they have faith that law enforcement is doing all they can to bring justice to those involved.
The Justice for Paighton Facebook page has been set up and information on the case and events held in memory of Houston will be posted.
Houston’s mother, Charlaine Houston, posted on Facebook saying the family did not get the answers they had hoped for, but that they are thankful to know what happened to her.
“We don’t have to go through the torture of not knowing what was happening to her and where she could be,” Houston posted. “God answered our prayers, he brought her home to us.”
Mayor Buddy Choat visited the family as they were told their daughter was found buried behind a home in Hueytown.
“On behalf of myself and the entire Trussville community family, I want to send my condolences to Doug, Charlaine, and the entire Houston family on their loss,” said Choat. “I also want to thank the thousands of people who kept this family and Paighton in their prayers.”
The Trussville Police Department assisted in the investigation to find Houston, after she disappeared on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Detective Ben Short released a statement saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Houston family as they begin the grieving process.”
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Houston’s death.