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Find Missing Stephen Shawn Austin!

Find Missing Stephen Shawn Austin!

Find missing Stephen Shawn Austin!
He is better known as Steve.
He has been missing for over 20 years.
Police are unsure whether he ran away
Or foul play is involved.
Steve’s past in the juvenile justice system
Complicates his disappearance story.

Find Missing Stephen Shawn Austin!

Find Missing Stephen Shawn Austin! Stephen Shawn Austin has been missing since August 19, 1997. He is missing from El Paso, Texas. Steven Shawn Austin is classified as an endangered missing person. His year of birth is 1979. At the time of his disappearance, Stephen was 17 years old. His current age is 38 years old. Stephen Shawn Austin is an African-American male. His hair is black and his eyes are brown. He is described as 6’1″ tall and 140 pounds at the time of his disappearance. Stephen suffers from heart and sinus problems. He also has asthma.

Stephen has scars on both sides of his neck. And he has them on his nose. Also, his right ear is pierced. His nickname is Steve. He had bad acne at the time of his 1997 disappearance. When he was last seen, Steve was wearing a white t-shirt and dark blue or brown pants or jeans. He wore white sneakers and a round gold earring in his right ear.

Find Missing Stephen Shawn Austin!

Stephen Shawn Austin disappeared from El Paso, Texas. He was last seen on August 19, 1997. Accounts differ as to whether he was last seen leaving his residence in the morning hours to go to school. Those accounts state that he was last seen at his home at 11:00 p.m. that day. He resided with his parents in the 9500 block of Sims at the time of his disappearance. Stephen has been known to abuse alcohol in the past. He’d gotten in trouble with the law before. And he was on juvenile probation. He vanished only one day after meeting with his probation officer for the first time. A cousin reported seeing Stephen in 1999. This was two years after his disappearance. But this sighting was never confirmed. And no one has heard from him since 1997. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.

Find Missing Stephen Shawn Austin!

Stephen Shawn Austin is missing under unclear circumstances. Authorities don’t know whether to go with the runaway theory or suspect foul play. They suspect that he may have wanted to avoid being in the system. And there was a sighting, two years after Steve’s disappearance. But it was never confirmed. Steve has been missing for more than 20 years. If he had ran away back at 17, it’s doubtful if he wanted to stay away. Few results appear on the Internet or on social media. No matter What Steven did in the past, he didn’t deserve what probably happened to him. And it can be presumed that his loved ones are missing him and are searching for answers. Someone (s) knows something that can help bring Steve home.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Stephen Shawn Austin? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may have been involved in his disappearance? If you have information, please contact El Paso Police Department at: (915) 599-5712.
You can contact National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You can submit your tip to Black and Missing online. Click here to leave your tip online here.

The above information can be found on Stephen Shawn Austin’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

Stephen Shawn Austin has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.

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