UPDATE: Mercer County Teenage Boy Found

UPDATE: Austin Stapleton, 16-year-old who went missing from Mercer County has been found safe in Statesville, NC.


MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a missing juvenile.

According to a detective, Austin Stapleton, 16-years-old, has gone missing.  He was last seen on Glenwood Haven Road in Princeton on December 1, 2018.

Stapleton is around 5’5″, weighs 125 pounds, has green eyes and red hair.

If you know any information, you are asked to call the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department at 304-487-8364.

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