North American Missing Persons Network
Marion Fye

Above Image: Fye

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 30, 2003 from Washington D.C.
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Clothing: Gray jacket and blue jeans.
  • AKA: "Penny"

  • Details of Disappearance
    Penny was last seen in her home on V Street NE. She left behind five children ranging in ages from 5-18. Her family is convinced that her disappearance is suspicious--she would never leave her children voluntarily.

    Penny's fiance, Harold "Devine" Austin, called the police to report her missing and filed the report. Fye had been dating Austin since the sumer of 2005. Within a month, he had moved into her home.

    Penny's family claims that Devine has said that Penny left the home after the argument and even phoned him a few times, but never returned home. Police said that Devine claims that before when they had arguments Penny would leave, but always returned within a few days.

    On Thursday, June 23, 2005, Austin was indicted on first-degree murder while armed, firearms and first-degree fraud charges for the murder of Marion Fye on November 28, 2003. According to court documents, it is alleged that Austin shot Penny during an argument in their living room on November 28, 2003. Austin is alleged to have then carried Penny's body upstairs to their bedroom. Although three of her children were in the house at the time, none of them witnessed the murder. Shortly after Fye's disappearance, the police discovered a blood-soaked mattress in the room she had shared with Austin. Her body has never been found.

    Austin confessed to struggling with Fye over a gun when it went off and killed her.

    In 2006, Harold Austin was convicted of second-degree murder and given 42 years.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department
    (202) 727-9099

    Source Information
    Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department
    America's Most Wanted
    United States Department of Justice