Man charged after missing 17-year-old found inside Luray apartment; she's safe

(Luray Police Department)

UPDATE: 6:39 a.m. - Luray Police Department arrested Jimmy Lee Shifflet on several counts relating to the disappearance of 17-year-old, Cayla Austin, who is now safe.

Austin was inside an apartment located at 808 Massanutten Avenue, Luray, Va., on February 8th.

Jimmy Lee Shifflett was arrested for 2 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, 2 counts of violation of the conditions of a protective order, which barred any contact with the juvenile, and 1 count of obstruction of justice.

Additional charges are pending.


LURAY, Va. (WSET) - Virginia State Police say Cayla Austin, who's been missing since the beginning of January, has been recovered and safe.

The Luray Police Department was looking for Austin, 17, who went missing from her home around January 5.

Both Virginia Missing Children's Clearinghouse and state police issued an endangered missing child alert on February 1st at around 4:00 p.m.

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