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July 1977


Katherine Anne Austen, more commonly known as Kate, is one of the middle section survivors from the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 in 2004. Kate was born in Iowa to an abusive father whom she eventually killed when she was finally of age to run and take care of herself. Kate was pursued for three years by the U.S. Marshall and was in his custody when she crashed on the Island. On the Island, Kate formed strong bonds with Jack and Sawyer. She became engaged to Jack after the rescue, but their relationship ended. Resourceful, quick-witted and mysteriously reclusive, she participated in many rescue and combat missions against the Others by using her tracking skills and natural ease at using fire-arms. In the aftermath of her very public trial for murder and other charges, Kate agreed to 10 years' probation with the condition that she must remain in the state of California. Aaron Littleton lived with her and believed that Kate is his mother until 2008 when, under unknown circumstances, Kate boarded Ajira Flight 316 and returned to the Island, without Aaron.

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