Demakia Ann Phinizee

Phinizee, circa 2007; Phinizee's 2005 Pontiac Grand Am

  • Missing Since 10/12/2007
  • Missing From Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 26 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'1 - 5'3, 122 - 160 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Blue denim capri pants with pockets in the sides, a tan shirt with red around the sleeves and neck, and red flip-flop sandals.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Phinizee's ears are pierced.

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.

Investigating Agency

  • Northeast Mississippi Crimestoppers 800-773-8477

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 11, 2018; middle name added, details of disappearance updated.