Police search for missing teen believed to be suicidal at Hayden Falls Park

17-year-old Payton Young was last seen at Hayden Falls Park Sunday night January 21, 2018. (Courtesy: CPD)

UPDATE: Columbus Police said Payton Young was pronounced dead on February 19 after her body was found in the Scioto River.


Columbus Police were at Hayden Falls Park Monday afternoon to search for a missing 17-year-old.

Police said Payton Young was last seen at Hayden Falls Park on Sunday. Police believe Young is suicidal.

The CPD Dive Team was spotted at the park at noon and searched the area until 2 p.m. A police helicopter could also be seen above.

Around 6 p.m. Sunday night, a police chopper was spotted flying over the area with a spotlight pointed towards the park.

Police described Young as being 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Police said she was wearing a gray sweater.

Her car was found at the park along with her personal belongings.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Columbus Police at (614) 645-4624.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow this developing story.

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