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Shannon Paulk

Shannon disappeared on August 16, 2001 from a local trailer park in Prattville, Alabama. She was last seen talking to a man around 2:30 p.m. (See the composite drawing below.) This man has never been located.

On October 6, 2001, her remains were found by two hunters 17 miles from her home in the Autauga County Wild Life Management Area.


Wanted for Questioning


This is a composite picture of the man last seen talking to Shannon. Please remember that a composite is not a photograph but a picture that highlights facial features. The man had a mole under his eye that had two hairs growing out of it. His skin was very tanned and he had creases around his eyes, mouth, and across his brow. He is described as being 5’11” to 6’ tall, with a stocky build and a medium beer belly. His arms were very muscular and hairy. His teeth were yellow and crooked. There is a bump on the bridge of his nose as if his nose was broken. He is described as having hazel eyes, sandy blonde hair with darker roots and gray streaks. His goatee was darker than his hair.

On the day of Shannon’s disappearance he was driving an off-white colored, four door, medium sized passenger car that had a lot of red dirt on the back. This same person was possibly seen in the trailer park on an earlier date driving a red CJ-7 Jeep.

3girlsThe Shannon Paulk Task Force believes that there is a possibility that Shannon’s case may be related to the disappearances of two other eleven year old girls from the Southeast.

Teresa Dean and Heaven Ross both disappeared from their trailer parks in mid-August, exactly two years before and after Shannon’s disappearance.

Of course, since Teresa and Heaven are still missing, a connection can not be made, but there are striking similarities in the three cases.

If you know anyone with similar facial features (especially the mole), please contact us. Please be sure to leave your information so that an investigator can contact you, if necessary. However, you may remain anonymous.

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