UPDate: Missing woman found safe

Advisory: Missing woman, Renee Mousseau Austin, has been located unharmed in Lincoln County; we thank the public for their assistance


McDowell County sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a local woman who’s been missing since Friday, Feb. 2.
Renee Mousseau Austin, 45, whose last known address in Marion was 25 Hall Estates Drive, was last seen in McDowell County on Feb. 2 and reported missing by her mother on Feb. 3.
She is described as a white female who stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information concerning Austin’s whereabouts is asked to call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 652-2235 or the McDowell County 911 communications center at 652-4000.