Demakia A. Phinizee

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Above Images: Phinizee, circa 2007


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 12, 2007 from Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 122 - 156 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Phinizee's ears are pierced.
  • 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.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Phinizee was last seen dropping someone else at the Fillmore Center, a Tupelo, Mississippi alternative school where she worked as a security guard, 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 is posted below 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.

    Above: Phinizee's 2005 Pontiac Grand Am


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Northeast Mississippi Crimestoppers


    Source Information
    Crimestoppers of Northeast Mississippi
    The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
    WCBI News


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 24, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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