News brief: Public’s help sought in missing woman case

Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 10:55 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old woman who was reported missing more than a month ago.

Kayla Mae Croft-Payne is somewhat transient, living most recently in the Chehalis area, according to the sheriff’s office.

Kayla Croft-Payne

A friend made a missing person report on May 5, after not seeing or hearing from Croft-Payne for several days, according to a news release. She has also not accessed her MySpace Internet account since April 28.

“We’ve exhausted all our leads,” sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust said this morning. “We don’t have any information she’s met with foul play, but we don’t have any information she’s safe and sound.”

Croft-Payne is a white female with blue eyes described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 105 pounds. The sheriff’s office released two photos of her yesterday hoping that will help in their investigation.

Kayla Croft-Payne

She has been known to frequent several locations in Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pierce counties, the sheriff’s office said. She did not have a job, according to Aust.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone with any information on her whereabouts to call  detective Jamey McGinty at 360-748-9286, referencing case number 10C4830. Also, information can be passed along anonymously through Crimes Stoppers of Lewis County at or the sheriff’s office new online crime tips page at

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One Response to “News brief: Public’s help sought in missing woman case”

  1. LISA says:

    I have seen the house posted on the internet that relates to this case. The house they thought was on Sightly rd. but it is not it is behind Raymond WA. on the willapa river at the end of hurt rd. and it and it has a river right in the backyard

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