Body pulled from Scioto identified as runaway teen

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Update: The body pulled from the Scioto River near Hayden Falls Park has been confirmed as 17-year-old Payton Young. Yesterday, when the body was found, it had been exactly four weeks since the teen went missing. Police were considering her a runaway.

Detectives are still working with the coroner to determine cause of death, according to 10TV.


02/19/2018: On Monday afternoon, the Columbus Police Dive Team pulled a woman’s body from the Scioto River near Hayden Falls Park. 10TV reports the body was decomposed and no identity is available at this time.

Last month, 17-year-old Payton Young’s car was found around the same area. She hasn’t been seen since. ABC6 reports the teen was suicidal. Police found a suicide note on her cellphone and when checking her search history, found a website on how to hold your breath underwater.


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