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    Penn's woods

    TN - Paula M. Burnette, 21, Harrison, 17 Sept 1996

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1701DFTN


    Paula M. Burnette
    Missing since September 17, 1996 from Harrison, Hamilton County, Tennessee
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics

    •Date Of Birth: June 15, 1975
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1"; 110 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
    •Dentals: Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Burnette was last seen about 06:00 a.m. at her residence in Harrison, Tennessee on September 17, 1996.

    She was in an estranged relationship with her husband, Donald Ray Burnette, when she was last seen on September 17, 1996. This case is still classified as a missing person but is being handled as a homicide investigation due to the violent history within the marriage.

    In October 1996, Paula Burnette's driver's license was found in the 9500 block of Harrison Bay Road, Harrison, Tennessee. Two months after she was last seen, her estranged husband, Donald Ray Burnette, took an Amsouth branch bank manager and her family hostage. After driving them around the countryside all night, he forced the woman to rob her own bank. A month later, Donald Ray Burnette and an accomplice, James Travis White, were arrested.

    In April 1997, Paula Burnette's purse/address book washed into a Chattanooga home's backyard in the Tyner community. In July 1997, authorities searched the old Savannah Valley Water Plant.


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

    Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

    Source Information:
    Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

    I don't find Paula listed in Charley Project.

    Paula is not listed in NamUs at this time.

    No archived articles.

    Paula has been missing almost 14 years. Come home soon.
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    Bumping for Paula, 19 years ago today she disappeared.

    Circumstances make it appear that she is no longer alive, but it is NEVER too late for justice to be pursued and for her to be found!
    Last edited by KayElJay; 09-17-2015 at 08:09 PM. Reason: Fixed typing error

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