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27429652_15175228140_r.jpegOn Sunday, Jan 21st, our dearest Payton Young (age 17), daughter of Brad & Jamie Young, went missing.

She is considered an endangered runaway, who is being actively searched for by Team PAYTON; which includes family, friends, and the Columbus Police Department.  We are so very thankful for all the good work the CPD has done thus far.

We are inviting you to join our team to become a “Guardian Angel” member, and help this beautiful family reunite, heal and become whole again.

Please understand how serious this situation is.  Time is of the essence!

Payton came home from church on that day, then chatted with friends on social media before leaving her house. Her car was found empty and unlocked at Hayden Falls Park near Dublin that night, leaving her cell phone and wallet inside.

Police found a suicide note on her phone, but we ALL firmly believe that she is still with us, and just needs to be found and brought home safely.
She has had no contact with Family/Friends, nor any social media activity, to our knowledge.

The great news is we still have HOPE!!!

Heartfelt Letter to Payton from her parents – Brad & Jamie Young: 

   “Dearest Payton,

     We love you so much.  Please come home! We want to hug you so tightly & wrap our arms around you. Our family is NOT complete without YOU! 
     We miss you so very much. We are praying for you every day that you are safe, and that you find a way (any way) to make it back home. 
     We’re not going to stop looking for you.  You have so many people that love you, and are praying for you.  You are now in everyone’s thoughts…..continually.

   Please, please come home!

          We love you! 
          Mom and Dad”

    1--Private investigator   -   Leads are few and far between and we would like to hire a PI to do some “family inspired” investigating.

    2--Professional Counseling services etc.  -   When we do find her!
    3--Getting the word out MORE   -  Meaning more signs, billboards, flyers etc.

    4--Lost wages  -  Jamie has stopped doing her daycare and Brad has not gone back to work.

    5--Medical / Legal services  -  What may be needed after we bring her home.

NOTE — Any funds that are unused after Payton returns home will be donated to a Charity of the family's choosing.


Thank you so very much for considering our request of sharing your monetary donation to our passionate cause through GoFundMe.

Please-Please-Please help us get the word out.  Please share this link on your Facebook timeline AND ReTweet this link, for those who are social media savvy.  Help us recruit others!  It’s as easy as CLICKING the Blue Buttons below this Team photo!!!
God Bless You for your gracious help!
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Official Obituary:


Payton Elizabeth Young, age 17, of Columbus, Ohio is now at peace. Payton was a junior at Bishop Watterson High School where she was active in the Drama Club. Payton was a beautiful young woman, inside and out. Her smile would light up a room and her genuine kindness was freely shared with everyone. Payton wanted things fair for all and wished for a better and kinder world. She would not tolerate mean people and actions and had the courage to speak up when she saw injustices. She wanted everyone to be treated fairly. Payton loved children, nature, animals and the stars. She liked to paint, draw, write and often practiced learning how to play the piano. She will be dearly missed by so many people! She joins in Heaven her multiple, special relatives from the Young and Beier Families. Payton is survived by her loving family: her parents Jamie and Brad Young and siblings Alex, Tyler, Taylor and Brooke; grandparents Jim & Marcia Beier of Fremont, OH and Dave & Mary Ann Young of Marble Head, OH, her special aunt Alesha Young of Marble Head and aunts and uncles: Angela & Chris Merklin of Columbus, Douglas Young of Little Rock, AR and Mark & Jenny Beier of Chicago, IL; cousins: Hanna Merklin, Carlee Merklin, Shane Merklin, Elyse Young, Elli Beier and Tucker Beier, and the many other loving members of the Beier and Young Families, and her many friends.

Family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00p.m. FRIDAY at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich Street, Hilliard, OH 43026 (614)-876-1722 where a Prayer Service will be held at 7:00p.m.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00a.m. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 at ST. BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4475 Dublin Road, Hilliard, OH 43026. Private Family burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, OH.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to NAMI, 1225 Dublin Road, Suite 125, Columbus, OH 43215 www.namiohio.org or to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen, 57 South Grubb Street, Columbus, OH 43215, www.holyfamilycolumbus.org.
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Thank you for your incredible outpouring of generocity and support.

We will be disabling this campaign at noon tomorrow after the funeral.
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THANK YOU for your compassion & generosity towards our campaign. It is truly inspiring to see this outpouring of community support.
God Bless ALL of you!!
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