The Doe Network:
Case File 2480DFSC


Paula Louise Merchant
Missing since January 3, 1999 from Forest Acres, Richland County, South Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Paula left her residence at approximately 18:30 to attend a meeting at a local church.
Her vehicle was located on January 4, 1999 at 2230 Commerce Drive in Columbia, SC, at approximately 00:00am. The car had been burned and had her purse and other personal items in it.

Merchant, who was 25 when she disappeared, had just moved back to her parents' home after graduating from Georgia State University, and was an aspiring anthropologist.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Forest Acres Police Department

Agency Case Number: 01-99-0017

NCIC Number: M-180861855
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing Adults
wltx News

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