Austin Tice is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran who went missing in Syria on August 13, 2012. Austin Tice was 30 when he went to Syria as a freelance reporter for the Washington Post and other news outlets including CBS News.
From the Austin Tice Family Website:
Austin Bennett Tice is a home schooled, Eagle Scout, National Merit Finalist, graduate of Georgetown University, veteran Captain in the United States Marine Corps and recipient of the 2012 George Polk Award for War Reporting and the 2012 McClatchy Newspapers President’s Award. He is the eldest of seven children, and was born and raised in Texas.
In May of 2012, the summer before his final year at Georgetown Law School, he chose to go to Syria as a Freelance Journalist to report on the conflict there. Two days after his 31st birthday, on August 13, 2012, his editors, family and friends lost contact with Austin, as he was preparing to travel from Daraya, near Damascus, to Beirut, Lebanon.
24 Minute Video: Vanished – The Story of U.S. Journalist Austin Tice who went missing in Syria in 2012
Austin Tice Family Website: http://www.austinticefamily.com/
Marine Corps Times Article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/08/marine-tice-reporter-missing-syria-082812/
Updated January 20, 2015: Updated incorrect age when Austin Tice went missing from 33 to 30.