Details of Disappearance Phinizee was last seen dropping someone else off at the Fillmore Center, the alternative school where she worked as a security guard in the 900 block of Fillmore Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi, at noon on October 12, 2007. She has never been heard from again.
Her red two-door 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, which she was driving when she was last seen, was recovered that evening at Warfield Apartments in the 2600 block of Jackson Street in Tupelo. A photograph of it is posted with this case summary.
Witnesses saw the vehicle enter the apartment complex at a high rate of speed. An African-American male wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans was driving. He exited the car and ran behind the apartments.
Phinizee spent five years in the United States Army and was earning a degree in criminal justice at the time of her disappearance. Her loved ones stated it is uncharacteristic of her to abandon her three children. Police have no suspects in her disappearance and are treating her case a missing person rather than a crime. It remains unsolved.
- Northeast Mississippi Crimestoppers
Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 11, 2018; middle name added, details of disappearance updated.