November 7, 2012 in Region

Truck to show missing woman

Chronicle (Centralia Wash.)

An age-enhanced photo of the Chehalis woman who disappeared more than two and a half years ago will be featured on the side of a trucking tractor that travels throughout Oregon and Washington.

Kayla Croft-Payne, who has been missing since April 2010, was 18 years old at the time of her disappearance. She will be the 17th addition to the Homeward Bound Program, which is a Washington State Patrol project that puts posters of missing children from Washington and Oregon on the side of trucks traveling throughout the region.

Croft-Payne was last seen on April 28, 2010, after leaving a friend’s house in Cowlitz County. She was reported missing a few days later by a friend. Since her disappearance, both her family and the sheriff’s office have received numerous tips about possible whereabouts, but none have led to anything helpful.

In the two years since her disappearance, both her family and police widened the possible search to a national level.

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