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104200052
Charles Horvath-Allan
Disappeared in May 1989 From a Campsite
UCF #104200052
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
File: Vanished While Hiking Across Canada
Status: COLD CASE
Contributor: Betty N.

Charles Horvath-Allan

File Number: 104200052

Kelowna, British Columbia - Charles Horvath-Allan, 20, disappeared in May 1989 from a campsite. A Canadian-born British national, was hiking across Canada and had plans to meet up with his mother and stepfather in Hong Kong by August 1989, but never made it.

He had been staying at a local hostel, the homes of friends and the Tiny Tent Town Campsite + RV Pk, 3316 Lakeshore Road, V1W 3T1, (near to route 97 in the city) and registered at various student employment agencies during May 1989.

He was last positively identified on the 26 May 1989 cashing a cheque at a bank in Orchard Pk. He was due to meet up with his mother and step-father in Hong Kong for his 21st birthday (and his mother's 40th) in August of that year.

He last contacted his parents by fax on 11 May 1989 but failed to contact them again to enable his mother to purchase his ticket to travel to Hong Kong.

A missing persons listing for Horvath-Allan noted that he left behind his tent and personal belongings and that foul play is suspected.

One source claims that they met Horvath-Allan in May 1989 and allowed him to stay at their home in Kelowna. The same source claims they saw him alive in the Live Wire nightclub in August 1989, but this claim is unverified.

Denise Horvath-Allan telephoned the Kelowna Detachment of the RCMP asking for their help in locating her son as she was anxious as she had not received an expected call from him in May 1989. After several more calls to the RCMP, Denise Horvath-Allan reported Charles missing on the 10 August 1989.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police launched a search of the area inside the campsite in July 1990, after his mother Denise Horvath-Allan advised them that Charles had been camping at Tiny Tent Town. The RCMP retrieved some of Charles' clothing and a shaving bag from a 1989 Tiny Town resident.

In September 1995, the police found a decomposed body in the logging country around Kelowna. Horvath-Allan's family waited for six weeks to be told that the body found was not of their son. At that time, the police hadn't contacted Mrs. Allan or any family member about the find of the dead body; the family were informed via friends and relatives who had seen reports in the local press.

By 2010, the Serious Crime Unit of the RCMP at Kelowna listed Horvath-Allan as deceased. According to the Police, the case is still an open investigation.

Updates (1)
by Betty

On Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, U.K. courts granted Charles' mother, Denise Horvath-Allan, a presumption of death application.


Any update on this case, please contact us at fileupdate@unsolvedcasefiles.ca.

104200131
Marcia Koostachin
FOUND DECEASED
UCF #104200131
Location: Shamattawa, Manitoba, Canada
File: Homicide of Marcia Koostachin
Status: UNSOLVED
Contributor: Betty N.

Marcia KOOSTACHIN

File Number: 104200131

On Wednesday, July 27th, 2005, Marcia Koostachin was reported missing to the Shamattawa, Manitoba RCMP Detachment. Three days later Ms. Koostachin was located in the community, deceased. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Any information or tips, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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