Man wanted in connection with burial of Paighton Houston in custody


Fredrick Hampton

On Wednesday, the man wanted in connection with the actions taken after the death of Paighton Houston was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Ohio.

Frederick Hampton, 50, was wanted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Birmingham, Alabama for sex offender registration violations and abuse of a corpse. According to the Marshals Service, the body of the Houston was found Friday, January 3, wrapped in sheets and buried in a shallow grave behind the house at 215 Chapel Drive just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. That house belongs to relatives of Hampton.

Hampton was arrested at the home of a family member in the 13600 block of Eastwood Ave. in Garfield Heights, OH. Entry into the home was forced by officers but Hampton was taken into custody without further incident.

RELATED: Authorities announce cause of death for Paighton Houston

Paighton Houston’s death was determined to be the result of an accidental overdose. The Jefferson County Coroner told news outlets Thursday that 29-year-old Paighton Houston died of morphine and methamphetamine toxicity.

She was found dead earlier this month after going missing from a Birmingham bar in December. She had left the bar with two men and then texted a friend that she feared she was in trouble.

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