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Continuing search for backpacker missing from Kelowna now focused on finding his remains

Charles Horvath

KELOWNA - Time has not healed this wound.

Denise Allan, mother of missing backpacker Charles Horvath, has renewed her plea for information about what happened to her son 29 years ago.

"I am pleading for any witnesses to find the courage to come forward and help us locate the remains of my beloved son,” Allan said in a press release form the Kelowna RCMP.

"They can remain anonymous. We just want to find him and bring him home for a proper burial so we can move forward with the mourning process and end our emotional search.”

Horvath was last seen on May 26, 1989 cashing a cheque at the Orchard Park Royal Bank. His camping equipment and personal belongings were later found at Tiny Town campground on Lakeshore Road.

Just 20 years old at the time, Horvath disappeared three weeks after arriving in Kelowna after backpacking through Canada from the United Kingdom.

RCMP consider his disappearance suspicious and continue to work with Allan.

They ask anyone with information to call Sgt. Paul Gosling of the Kelowna Serious Crime Unit at 250-762-3300.

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