Trista Yelding has been missing since April 3rd, 2017. The 24 year-old was in Theodore, Alabama at the time of her disappearance, and she was staying at a friend's house on Raybon Road. According to her friend, Trista had a panic attack on the day of her disappearance. During her panic attack, Trista reportedly ran into the woods behind the house and never returned. She has never been seen or heard from again.
Trista left all of her personal belongings behind--including her medication, money, and driver's license. It is out of character of her to leave without warning, especially because her family relied on her to communicate with her deaf father. There are unfortunately very few other details available about the circumstances surrounding Trista's disappearance.
In July 2018, human remains were found in a wooded area on private land in Mobile, Alabama. The remains were very decomposed and appeared to have been there for quite some time. Around the time the remains were found, reports came out stating that investigators were working to identify them--however they stated it may take time due to the level of decomposition. Trista's family was notified about the remains and were made aware of the possibility that they could belong to her. While Trista's family members wanted her to return home safely, they acknowledged if the remains did belong to her, they would at least have some closure. However, in November 2018, those remains were identified as that of Traci Sutton--another woman who vanished in the Mobile area back in 2016.
Since then, there has been very little news about the investigation into Trista's disappearance. She remains missing today. If you have any information that could lead to her whereabouts, please go here to submit an anonymous tip.