GOOD VIEW, it goes – Quantity 33 holds a particular place for Chad Austin’s household. He wore the quantity on the sphere throughout his time as a soccer participant at Parry McCluer Excessive College. Friday would have been Chad’s 33rd birthday.
Over time, her household has been looking for solutions after her dying.
“It is so onerous for our household to think about that our son’s life was taken so early,” Chad’s mom, Ellen Austin, mentioned at a information convention in 2020.
Chad was final seen in Might 2019 by campers within the Panther Falls space off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
His stays had been later discovered on the web site. Members of the family and legislation enforcement officers held a press convention there final 12 months and mentioned they had been near discovering extra solutions in her case.
“I believe there’s a group of people that know what occurred to Chad Austin the day he disappeared and so they had been there when he died,” Virginia State Police Particular Agent Kevin Zirkle mentioned in 2020.
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Six months after Chad’s intensive search, his pockets turned up in that actual space. Investigators consider somebody returned the pockets. They consider that one particular person killed him, however a number of had been there when it occurred.
The textual content messages additionally present that Chad was anticipating a confrontation within the days main as much as his dying.
“We’re getting nearer. You have not gotten away with it. We’re making progress day by day,” Zirkle mentioned in 2020.
His mom, Ellen, shared a message on social media asking that Chad’s story not be forgotten.
Virginia State Police mentioned a number of leads have been obtained within the case, however particulars can not but be offered in hopes of continuous the investigation.
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