BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS)- A grave exhumed, a case re-evaluated. Authorities now say they are looking for new information that could solve the murder of Carla Austin, a Butler County woman killed in 1999.
Just last month, authorities made a decision to exhume Austin's body, just to see if there was anything they missed the first time around.
"Sometimes I just feel like I'll never get the truth," said Mindy Crafford, Austin's daughter.
Now, Crafford remembers her mother's disappearance through the eyes of a little girl. She was just eight years old when her mother disappeared, and was later found dead.
"I remember hugging her neck and saying goodbye," said Crafford. "I remember thinking I was going to see her in a few days." That was August of 1999.
Austin dropped Mindy and her sister Kristi off with an aunt in Butler County before going out for the night near Qulin. She never came back.