Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is asking the community for help to find a missing Indianapolis woman who was reported missing on February 4th, 2022. Paris Williamson, a successful Black insurance agency representative, was reported missing after she did not show up to work for a week, according to her sister, Lauren Seymour, “That was very unlike her not to go to work because she loves her job. There were just a lot of red flags.”
There were other red flags in the absence of Paris Williamson. Her father, Lane Seymour, told WIBC that Paris’ phone had stopped ringing before her disappearance, going only straight to voicemail. Her mail was also sitting uncollected in her mailbox, “To leave mail in her mailbox, which she is very private. She had her license and some other W-2 forms, which were soaking wet. I know she would not just take off and leave.” Lane Seymour also commented that his daughter’s personal brand of professionalism was completely incongruent with a week-long failure to call into work. “She does not miss work without calling in, and she definitely would let us know if she were going to be gone for a long period of time.”
The last confirmed contact Paris had with her family was on January 30. However, the family received a tip that someone may have seen Paris at the Horseshoe Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana—a report that concerned her family. “We were concerned about the report we got back when she was in the casino, because she was with someone who seemed a little bit older than she was. And she seemed bothered from what the person was reported to us,” said her father.
The family continues to circulate flyers and call upon the power of social media to get the word out about Paris’ disappearance in the hopes of kicking up new leads for law enforcement to pursue. Paris’ family made it a point to underline that she is in no way estranged from her family, and she would not just disappear on them in this way. “She is a beautiful young lady with a great heart and we just want her home,” said Seymour.
Paris Williamson is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing around 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She may be driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala with an Indiana license plate reading 394NFV. That vehicle was last seen traveling southbound at Emerson Avenue and County Line Road on January 31, 2022. Anyone with information on her disappearance or whereabouts is asked to call 911, contact the IMPD Missing Persons Unit at 317-327-6160 or call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.