13 Years After Mo. Woman's Death, Case Revisited

6 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, April 19 2012 Apr 19, 2012 Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:50:02 PM CDT April 19, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

QULIN (AP) - Thirteen years after Carla Austin was killed, authorities are taking another look at the southeast Missouri cold case in hopes of finding the killer.

KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/HKM0zO ) reports that Austin's body was exhumed last month in Butler County as part of a renewed investigation. Sheriff Mark Dobbs says he decided to revisit the case after a visit by Mindy Crafford, Austin's daughter. He says new technology could aid in the search for the killer, and he believes there are witnesses who may have information.

Austin was last seen going for a night on the town in Qulin, Mo., near Poplar Bluff, in August 1999. Her body was found three months later by hunters near a county road.

 

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