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Do you know what happened to British hitchhiker Charles Horvath?

British citizen Charles Horvath was reported missing out of Kelowna 25 years ago, during his cross-Canada adventure.
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KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP are not giving up on finding a British man who was reported missing while hitchhiking across Canada 25 years ago.

It's a bitter kind of anniversary marking the disappearance of then 20-year-old Charles Horvath who was on a cross-Canada adventure and stopped for a time in Kelowna back in the spring of 1989. Mounties haven't forgotten he has a family who want to know what happened.

Horvath registered at the Tiny Town Campground in Kelowna and took a job at Flinstones Bedrock City, an amusement park that was situated across the highway from where Scandia Golf and Games stands today.

Horvath continued to communicate with his family back home throughout his journey, but the communication stopped abruptly as they were all trying to arrange a reunion in Hong Kong. He was never seen or heard from again after that summer.

Police continue to seek information and assistance from the public, believing someone out there knows something that will lead to his whereabouts or can help them piece together what happened to him. 

The investigation will remain open until Horvath is found.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of 'Charles' Karoly John Horvath-Allan, please contact your local police. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.



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