Authorities actively searching for suspect in connection to Paighton Houston’s death

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are actively searching for a suspect in connection to the death of Paighton Houston.

Capt. David Agee says a warrant is issued for 50-year-old Fredrick Hampton, who is expected to be charged with abuse of a corpse, which is a class C felony.

The sheriff’s office is holding a press conference at 10:30 a.m. with more information.

Houston went missing on December 21 and her body was found buried in shallow grave behind a home in Hueytown on January 3.