Missing Barstow nurse found safe within city

ByLeticia Juarez and ABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
John Payne, 53, is seen in this undated photo.
John Payne, 53, is seen in this undated photo.

BARSTOW, Calif. (KABC) -- A 53-year-old nurse who had been missing since early Saturday after working a night shift at a Barstow hospital was found within the city Tuesday afternoon. Further details were not immediately available.

John Payne clocked in for work at Barstow Community Hospital at 1 p.m. Friday and clocked out Saturday at 1:16 a.m.

He did not show up to his next scheduled shift that afternoon and did not contact the hospital.

A hospital spokesman and co-workers said missing work is out of character for Payne. Tana McClean, Payne's co-worker, tried to contact him but was unsuccessful. McClean filed a missing person report on Sunday.