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No new leads in missing woman case

Ali Burress remains missing.

Lamar County Sheriff’s Officers continue to search for leads to locate Ali J. Burress. The 28-year old Paris native woman went missing around 1:30 a.m. last Monday morning. Her call to emergency personnel reporting she had crashed her silver Toyota car into a ditch near a corn field somewhere off State Highway 24 was the last anyone heard of her.

“It is strange,” said Lamar County Sheriff’s Officer Joe Tuttle. “The damage to the car was minor, and the air bags didn’t even deploy. We have searched the area with K-9 units, volunteers, air support…lots of resources.” Until they receive any new leads, the LCSO has exhausted the active ground search. 

Her car was located 15 miles south of Paris near County Road 14850 at approximately 10:30 a.m. according to reports. Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith said her silver Toyota car was found well off State Highway 24 crashed behind Midway Fire Department.

Burress reported the crash however she wasn’t able to tell authorities her exact location. Lamar County Sheriff’s Office describes the area where her vehicle was found as “very remote” as they utilized the GPS on her phone to find the location in the dark. Law enforcement tried returning her call but it appeared to be decharged.

She is described as a white female, 5 foot tall and 120 pounds with blonde hair with reddish or brown highlights. Authorities believe she was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jeans shorts and no shoes. She is the mother of two children and has family and friends in Paris, none of which have heard from her.

“We are at a standstill at the moment but are following any calls or leads,” added Officer Tuttle. “We just need to know she is OK.”

Anyone who may have information as to the whereabouts of Ali J. Burress, please contact Lamar County Sheriff’s Office at 903-737-2400. Progress of the search can be followed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LamarCoSoTX/photos/a.244531749077039.1073741829.244293129100901/360936490769897/?type=1&theater