Police are looking for help locating missing 17-year old

Austin Birtel, 17, of Wintersville, Ohio

The Wintersville Police Department is trying to locate a missing juvenile.

Austin Birtel was last seen around 5:30 pm on Wednesday June 28, 2017 in Steubenville.

The 17-year old was then considered missing Wednesday night around 8 pm when he didn’t arrive home per his probation and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

“We’re asking the public and we’re also asking any other fellow peers and any other kids possibly his same age that if they do have any information on where he is or where he is staying to please contact the Wintersville Police Department or Jefferson County 911 so that we can bring him home and we can get this situation resolved and so we can bring some peace of mind back to mom and the family," says Patrolman Sal Scarafile with the Wintersville Police Department.

If anyone has seen Austin Birtel please contact the Wintersville Police Department.

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