Paula Ann Wade

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Above Images: Paula, circa 2002


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 14, 2002 from Valdosta, Georgia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 30, 1976
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown/auburn hair, brown eyes. Paula's maiden name is McGrath. She has a birthmark on the upper part of her leg and her top canine teeth protrude out from her other teeth.
  • Medical Conditions: Paula has allergies and takes medication to control them. She did not have her allergy medicine with her when she disappeared.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Paula and her son, Brandon Wade, were last seen at their residence at Common Apartments in Valdosta, Georgia on October 14, 2002. They were reported missing when Paula failed to show up for work at Sam's Club and failed to call to tell them she would not be in. One of Paula's coworkers visited Common Apartments twice looking for her. There was no sign of her or her son. Her vehicle, a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, was still parked at the residence. The child safety seat inside the car, however, had been removed.

    Paula's husband has been ruled out as a suspect in his wife and child's disappearances. He is a soldier who was stationed at the Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina when Paula and Brandon vanished. He has passed a polygraph. However, Paula and Brandon's roommate has allegedly been uncooperative in the case. He was asked to take a polygraph test but refused and hired a lawyer. An acquaintance of the roommate's told police where he thought Paula and Brandon's remains might be. When the location was searched, nothing was found but deer bones.

    Loved ones of the family say it would be extremely uncharacteristic for Paula to take her son and leave without warning, or to miss work without notice. Her parents maintained weekly telephone contact with her. Paula had been approved for a transfer to a Sam's Club job in Kissimmee, Florida, and her family was supposed to help her prepare to move during the week of her and Brandon's disappearance.

    Brandon and Paula are considered endangered. They have not been seen or heard from since October 2002.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Valdosta Police Department


    Source Information
    Missing: Paula and Brandon Wade
    Child Protection Education of America


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