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Austin Bennett Tice

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Missing Persons Details

Missing Person
Austin Bennett Tice
Last Seen / Contact
Case Status
Intake Date
August 13, 2021
Source of Record



Physical Description

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Distinguishing Features
Austin Bennett Tice has a scar below his left nipple and a metal plate in his jaw. Austin has the following tattoos: an Eagle on the left side of his back; a tribal band on his left arm from his shoulder to his mid-bicep; and a barbed wire band on his right arm.

Details of Disappearance

According to open source information, Austin Bennett Tice was kidnapped in the Damascus, Syria area on 08/13/2012. Tice was a freelance journalist and photographer for a variety of news organizations including CBS, The Washington Post, and The McClatchy Company.

Tice was kidnapped while reporting in Darayya, a Damascus suburb. (Please review the family website for the most complete information concerning Tice.

If you have any information concerning Austin Tice, please contact the FBI Tip Line at or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

***The United States Government is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading directly to the safe location,
recovery, and return of Austin Bennett Tice.***

Latest news reports
April 27th, 2021 -Biden Administration Hopes to Learn Fate of U.S. Hostage in Syria

Case Numbers

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FBI Information

FBI Field Office Division
Washington Field Office (WFO)
(202) 278-2000
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Military Details

Military Branch


If you see Austin Bennett Tice anywhere, please do not make contact. Call your local emergency number like (911) or the phone number indicated for law enforcement on this record and they will instruct you on what to do. You can also let them know Austin Bennett Tice's name and they are profiled on this site. This way they can visit the profile and get information faster and more complete to use for follow up. You can always leave us a tip on what you saw by clicking the "Tip" link in the menu at the top of this page.

NOTICE: If the information contained in this missing persons profile is inaccurate, needs to be updated, or the person has been located, please let our staff know as soon as possible. Thank you.


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