The Ladysmith RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating 13-year-old Payton MacDonald, reported missing on March 17.
On March 16, Ladysmith RCMP received a request from the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) to check on the well-being of Payton who is residing on a sailboat with her father in Ladysmith. MCFD had a court order which directed Payton’s father to immediately disclose her whereabouts.
Payton’s father was not cooperative and was held in custody for disobeying a court order after he failed to disclose her location to MCFD workers.
Payton was last seen on the morning of Tuesday, March 15, 2022, with her father entering his van at the foot of Harbour View Road in Ladysmith. To date, police and family have not been able to make contact with Payton. She does not have a phone or have access to social media, said S/Sgt. Wes Olsen of the Ladysmith RCMP.
Payton is described as follow: Caucasian, 168 cm (5’6’’), 130 lbs (59 kg), has brown eyes, and brown hair. If you have information about Payton’s whereabouts, contact the police in your jurisdiction, or the Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215.