PAULA MICHELLE BURNETTE
Missing since September 17, 1996
DOB: June 15, 1975
5'1", 110 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair
Paula Burnette was last seen at 6 o'clock in the morning on September 17, 1996, in Harrison, Tennessee.
Paula was estranged from her husband, Donald Ray Burnette, Jr. They had two children together.
Paula's dad, Bobby Caudill, said the day before he last heard from her, she asked him to come stay overnight because she was afraid Donnie might harm her. (She called police on Donnie earlier in the day and had him removed from the house.)
On the day she disappeared, Donnie called Paula's father to ask him to pick up their children. He claimed Paula needed a vacation. Her father reported her missing four days later after she failed to make contact with her family.
Original Investigating Agency: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
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