Austin Jay Childs

Missing Since: April 9, 2005
Missing From: Freeport, Texas

Austin Jay Childs
Austin Jay Childs

  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 27, 1987
  • Age Missing: 17
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Alias/Nickname: AJC
Identifying Characteristics:

He has a scar under his chin.


A brown leather jacket, blue jeans, flip flop sandals, and a white shell choker necklace.


Austin was last seen on April 9, 2005 in Freeport, Texas leaving on a fishing trip with John Zimmerman and David Keller (photos below). They were expected to return the next day but never arrived. Their boat was found capsized in the Gulf of Mexico.

John Edward ZimmermanDavid Scott Keller

Investigating Agencies:
  • Freeport Police Department: 1-979-239-1211
  • Texas Department of Public Safety:  1-512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678
Case Numbers:
  • Police Case #: TXCHM0506013
  • NCIC Case #: M-744998430
  • NCMEC Case #: 1016621

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