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Ala. Town Worries Over Woman Missing in Tenn.

WATERLOO, Ala. (AP) - A north Alabama town is abuzz over the mysterious disappearance of a recent homecoming queen from the
local high school.

Jennifer Lee Hampton of Waterloo hasn't been seen since she vanished from a motel during a work-related trip to Knoxville, Tenn. And friends and relatives are worried about what may have happened to the 21-year-old woman, who was homecoming queen at Waterloo High School.

Principal Ray Harrison says the mood is surreal as people await word in Waterloo, a town of about 200 in northwest Alabama.

Hampton was with a small group of co-workers who had gone to Knoxville to help open a new restaurant. They called police on Saturday after realizing she was gone from their motel.

Police say evidence indicates foul play may be involved in the disappearance.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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