North American Missing Persons Network
Paula Ann Wade

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Above Images: Wade, 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
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Auburn
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Birthmark on the upper
    part of leg. Top canine teeth protrude out from other teeth.
    Wears eyeglasses with small frames.
  • Medical Conditions: Paula has allergies. She did not have
    her allergy medicine with her.
  • AKA: Paula's maiden name is McGrath.
  • NCIC Number: M-202762818
  • Case Number: 02-10-02438; NCMC953466

  • Details of Disappearance
    Paula and her son, Brandon Lee Wade, were last seen at their residence at Common Apartments 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 Chevy Blazer, was still parked at the residence. The child safety seat inside the car, had been removed.

    Paula's husband, Lance Wade, has been ruled out as a suspect in his wife and child's disappearance. 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, nineteen-year-old Marcus Burroughs, has allegedly been uncooperative in the case. He was asked to take a polygraph test but refused and hired a lawyer.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Valdosta Police Department
    Lt. Bobbie McGraw
    (229) 242-2606

    Source Information
    Missing: Paula and Brandon Wade
    National Center for Missing Adults
    Child Protection Education of America