North American Missing Persons Network
Austin Jerrel Renshaw

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Above Image: Renshaw, circa 2003

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 27, 2003 from Maple Valley, King County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 11, 1981
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark blond/brown/sandy
  • Eye Color: Hazel/green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo of a Chinese
    character under left forearm.
  • Medical Information: Past history of alcohol and
    drug abuse.
  • Case Number: 03-351646

  • Details of Disappearance
    Renshaw was last seen at the residence that he shared with two other men. Almost two weeks after his disappearance, Austin's 1993 silver Chevrolet Cavalier was located abandoned in the parking lot of Chinook Middle School in the city of SeaTac, 25 miles from his home. Inside was a partially eaten breakfast from McDonald's and some cash. A McDonald's receipt shows that the meal was purchased around 7:30 a.m. on October 27th in Spring Glen. Austin's roommates told his father that they last saw him two weeks prior to his car being found and commented that he may have committed suicide.

    Investigators questioned several friends and associates, as well as searched the home he shared with his roommates, but found no leads. Austin was trying to make a fresh start after a battle with substance abuse. He regularly attended church, and was believed to have been attending several.

    A few days before his disappearance he told his sister that he was afraid someone would try to kill him. No sightings have been reported since his disappearance. Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    King County Sheriff's Office (Washington)
    Crime Stoppers
    (800) 274-6313

    Source Information
    KOMO TV News (2/19/2004)
    Seattle PI (10/4/2004)
    Voice of the Valley