North American Missing Persons Network
Stephen Shawn Austin

1 AP
Above Images: Left: Austin at unknown age
Right: AP to age 33

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 19, 1997 from El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 22, 1979
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 138-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on both sides
    of neck. Pierced right ear. Scar on nose. Acne.
  • Medical Conditions: Asthmatic. Heart and sinus problems.
  • Clothing: White t-shirt, dark blue or brown pants,
    white tennis shoes.
  • Jewelry: Round gold earring.
  • AKA: "Steve"
  • NCIC Number: M-791854108
  • Case Number: A0109004
  • NCMEC Number: NCMC979234

  • Details of Disappearance
    Austin was last seen at home in El Paso, Texas on August 19, 1997. He was living in an apartment complex in the 9500 block of Sims when he was last seen. Authorities had conflicting reports on whether Austin was last seen on August 19, 1997, after he left home on his way to school, or at his home near midnight of the same day.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    El Paso Police Department
    (915) 832-4400

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    El Paso Times