Desperate parents offer reward after 26-year-old daughter goes missing, car found abandoned

- Parents desperate to locate their 26-year-old daughter have offered a reward after her car was discovered abandoned in the woods.

According to Daily Mail, Rebecca Henderson Paulk typically speaks to her family daily, but was last seen by her parents on Labor Day at their Alabama home.

Just two days later, her car was discovered in a secluded spot in the woods in Whynot community, Mississippi. This came after a passer-by reported seeing an abandoned vehicle to the sheriff’s office in Lauderdale County.

Police spoke to the woman’s family, discovering that they had not spoken to the woman since she departed their home that day. They immediately filed a missing persons report, according to Daily Mail.

Now, Paulk’s parents, Wes and Janet, have offered a $5,000 reward for information. They have pleaded with the public for help finding their daughter, who has been missing for more than a week now.

“This is a nightmare hell. Worse than that,” Janet told

“I want her to alive but this not knowing is unbearable,” she added.


It has been the 7 longest, worse days of my life. I Love You so much Rebecca, I need to hold you in my arms, My baby IS...

Posted by Wes Henderson on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

According to Janet, it is extremely out of character for Paulk to go a day without being in touch with her family.

Daily Mail reports that Paulk was last seen in a store in Meridian, Mississippi and it is believed that someone may have placed her vehicle in Whynot.

The vehicle was located in a secluded area with ground that was smooth enough to drive on. Paulk’s purse, laptop, and iPad were discovered inside, but not her cell phone.

“God knows who was driving that car,” Janet said.

Lauderdale County Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun told WTOK, “We are hoping that she has gotten into a vehicle with someone else or she's at someone's home.”

Janet is just asking for anyone with information to come forward, even if it’s anonymously, according to Daily Mail.

The family can be reached through the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office or their Facebook page.

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