Mother still searching for son who went missing from Kelowna decades ago

For more than 23-years Denise Horvath-Allan has been searching for the answer to the question, what happened to her son.

For more than 23-years Denise Horvath-Allan has been searching, in the hopes of finding an answer to the question of what happened to her son.

Charles Karoly John Horvath-Allan was a 20 year old Canadian-born British Subject who decided to hitchhike across Canada in 1988.

After traveling from Ontario to British Columbia in the spring of 1989, he registered at the Tiny Town Campground in Kelowna on May 11, 1989 and was working at the now defunct Flintstones Bedrock City.

“He had maintained contact with his family throughout his travels and so, when he failed to finalize arrangements to meet them in Hong Kong as had been planned, he was reported missing by his mother Denise Horvath-Allan,” said Const. Kris Clark.

Charles was last seen May 26, 1989 and his whereabouts remain unknown.

“Charles’ father and grandmother have both passed on and it tortures his mother to think that she too may never know her son’s fate,” said Clark.

His late grandmother, Edith Thorpe once said:  If you know who took Charles from our lives or if you know where his body is located, please find the courage to come forward. Peace desperately needs to be brought to our lives.

The police file is open and will remain active until Charles is found, said Clark.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Charles HORVATH-ALLAN, please contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving an online tip at or texting CRIMES (274637), subject line ktown.


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