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
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown/Auburn
Eye Color: Brown
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'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.
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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Valdosta Police Department
Lt. Bobbie McGraw
Missing: Paula and Brandon Wade
National Center for Missing Adults
Child Protection Education of America