Austin Chase is being listed as missing in/near Mount Rainier National Park, based solely on the proximity to this park and his last known location. This is an assumption, and has not been deemed fact.
Austin has been missing since January 13, 2021. Austin's phone activity has been intermittent, on and off with no activity, per social reports. He was last seen wearing jeans and a white tee shirt, and his last known location was at the scene of a car crash past the Fairfax Bridge, toward the Evans Creek area near Mount Rainier National Park.
His vehicle went down an embankment, and hit a tree. The vehicle was recovered, but there was sign of Austin at the scene. His case is being investigated by Pierce County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) and has been classified as case # 2101501334. If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Austin Chase, you are asked to contact PCSO Detective Moss at 253-798-7841, or Officer Northam of Buckley, Washington at 253-264-2211.
PCSO Facebook post:
Missing person, possibly in Carbonado area where his vehicle was found. Our detectives are asking for your help to try to locate a man who has been missing for over two weeks under unusual circumstances. On the morning of Wednesday January 13, 2021, Buckley Police officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on a silver Ford Escape that was seen traveling at a very high speed through the town of Buckley. The driver failed to stop and fled down several roads including State Route 165 through Burnett and the Carbonado area, and was last seen driving past the Fairfax Bridge when the officers terminated the pursuit. The Ford Escape was later found by our deputies over the side of a steep embankment approximately 5.5 miles up a gravel portion of State Route 165 near the Evans Creek ORV Park area. There were no signs of the driver and nothing was observed in or around the vehicle that would indicate that the driver had been injured. The involved vehicle was registered to 36 year old Austin Chase of the Waller area, who is believed to have been the driver and has been reported missing by his family. A search & rescue mission was conducted in the area where the vehicle was found which included ground searchers, K9 units, and 4x4s, but he was not located. Over the past two weeks none of Austin Chase’s family members have been able to contact him, there has been no activity on his cell phone and no financial transactions on his accounts. We have checked area hospitals but have not been able to locate him. Our detectives are very concerned for Austin’s safety and are hoping that someone has seen or heard from him. Austin Oniel Chase is a white male, 36 years old, 6’1”, 180 lbs., with shaved brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black or blue zip-up hoodie, light blue jeans, and a white t-shirt. If you have been in contact with him or have any information on his disappearance please call our detectives.
We are in the process of obtaining more information regarding this case. Locational details are estimations; Missing NPF is following this case for updates. Missing NPF is listing this case due to this person's last known location, and its proximity to Mount Rainier National Park
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36 years old
Weight: 180 lbs.
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Believed Alive / Not Dead
Reported missing on January 13, 2021 - 807 days, 21 hours, 32 minutes ago
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Mar 17, 2021 at 12:37
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Apr 18, 2021 at 00:14
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 965
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Judaea RojoJuly 12, 2021 at 5:37 pm
1/25/21 Update: Detective Moss phones Missing NPF and confirms Austin is still missing.
Judaea RojoJuly 12, 2021 at 5:37 pm
1/25/21 Update: Case similarities highlighted by Reddit user. More here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MissingPersons/comments/l4cj51/austin_chase_has_been_missing_since_january_13/?ref=share&ref_source=embed&utm_content=title&utm_medium=post_embed&utm_name=7a5c37c60f6e4664b5849a3337e396e9&utm_source=embedly&utm_term=l4cj51
Judaea RojoJuly 12, 2021 at 5:36 pm
1/15/21 Update: Reddit user relays details of last known location and location of Austin’s wallet. More here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MissingPersons/comments/l4cj51/austin_chase_has_been_missing_since_january_13/?ref=share&ref_source=embed&utm_content=title&utm_medium=post_embed&utm_name=7a5c37c60f6e4664b5849a3337e396e9&utm_source=embedly&utm_term=l4cj51
StephenJuly 12, 2021 at 9:53 am
This is your man…