CLEAR Alert discontinued for missing woman in Corpus Christi

The alert was issued for Paulina Hernandez, 22, who was last seen on Aug. 13 on Airstream Drive

Paulina Hernandez (left), and Thomas Hutchins (right). Images courtesy of CCPD. (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)


The CLEAR Alert for Paulina Hernandez has been discontinued by law enforcement officials.


The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for the public’s help in its search for a missing 22-year-old woman.

Paulina Hernandez was last seen at 2:30 a.m., Aug. 13, in the 6000 block of Airstream Drive in Corpus Christi, officials said.

Hernandez is described as being five feet and six inches tall, has brown hair, brown eyes and was wearing a blue tie-dye t-shirt and underwear at the time of her disappearance.

According to CCPD, a suspect in Hernandez’s disappearance has been identified as Thomas Anthony Hutchins II, 23. Hutchins was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans and a beanie-style hat.

Hutchins is described as being five feet and five inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, police said.

According to the alert, Hutchins and Hernandez were last seen in a 2015 blue Honda Civic with Oklahoma license plate DLH434. Police said the vehicle has front end damage and is missing its front hubcaps.

Law enforcement officials believe Hernandez’s disappearance poses a credible threat to her own safety.

If you have any information regarding this endangered missing person, contact Corpus Christi PD at 361-886-2802.

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.