Police believe teen died of overdose and buried in Oregon

The Cowlitz CountySheriff’s office stated they have identified the people they believe buried Kayla Croft-Payne’s body in Oregon, reports KOMO news.  They are not seeking charges against anyone, but are just asking for help to locate her body so it can be returned to her parents.

Kayla, 18,  was from Chehalis, Wash.  A friend of hers reported her missing on April 20, 2010.  She was worried about her as she knew she was unemployed and used drugs and had lost custody of her child because of it.  It was reported she went missing just before she was suppose to meet someone for a modeling gig. She was interested in amateur modeling, much like Kara Nichols who is also missing and was listed on the  Model Mayhem website.


The authorities believe that Kayla likely died of an accidental drug overdose in May of 2010, and the people she was with buried her in a remote area of Oregon  The police have searched in the area for six weeks, after receiving information that she likely died in an RV park in Cowlitz County.  So far, the police have not located where she may have been buried.

Back in 2013,  police received a tip that Kayla was thrown down a well on a property in Winlock, Wash.  in an area called The Farm, which is located about halfway between Longview and Chehalis in Washington. Nothing was ever found. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Cowlitz County at 360-577-1206, or text their tip to 847411 or leave an anonymous tip here.

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