Update: Payton Thornton found

Update (7 am):

The RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 16-year-old youth reported missing was located last night safe and sound.

West Kelowna RCMP would like to thank those that assisted with the investigation.


Police in West Kelowna asking for your help in finding a missing 16-year-old boy.

RCMP say Payton Thornton was last heard from on March 13th, and his family reported him missing to police on March 24th.

Police believe he's either in West Kelowna or Kelowna, and there's nothing to indicate foul play at this time.

His family says it's unusual for him to be out of contact this long, and they're concerned for his well-being.

Description of Payton Thornton:

  • Caucasian male youth;
  • 16 years;
  • 5 ft 7 in (170 cm);
  • 150 lbs (68 kg);
  • blue hair;
  • blue eyes;

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Payton is urged to contact their local police, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.