CARTHAGE, Texas (KSLA) — Surveillance camera photos show a missing Mississippi woman may be altering her appearance in an attempt to conceal her identity, authorities say.
The Panola County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office is working with Southaven, Miss. police to find 32-year-old Rachael Ann Wallace. The first responder from DeSoto County, Miss. stands about 5′3″ tall, weighs 160-180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
On March 1, the Sheriff’s Office shared images of the missing EMT as captured by surveillance cameras in the area. Investigators have reviewed the security camera footage and Wallace’s family has confirmed her identity.
Johnna Wallace told WMC-TV, one of KSLA News 12′s sister Gray TV stations, that she reported her daughter as missing Feb. 26 after co-workers came looking for her when she didn’t report to work. “Out of the clear blue, she just was gone.”
Rachael Ann Wallace has a 5-year-old daughter and has been a paramedic with the Southaven Fire Department for several years.
“She’s made her life about helping other people and she loves her job, it’s a difficult job,” her mother told WMC-TV. Now she worries that her daughter needs help.
The following two photos show Rachael Ann Wallace was at a Walmart in Longview, Texas, on Feb. 26, the Panola County Sheriff’s Office told KSLA News 12.
Family members have posted on social media that her phone last pinged in Shreveport, La., the night of Feb. 26.
Rachael Ann Wallace’s silver 2016 Nissan Rogue was found abandoned Feb. 27 in Panola County.
The Sheriff’s Office tells KSLA News 12 that these two photos show she was at Walmart in Carthage, Texas, the morning of Feb. 27:
And the Sheriff’s Office tells KSLA News 12 that the two photos accompanying the news release below show Rachael Ann Wallace at Quality Inn in Carthage about noon Feb. 27:
Authorities urge anyone who has seen Rachael Ann Wallace or had contact with her to call the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 693-0333 or the Southaven Police Department at (662) 393-8652.