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Post by Justice4all on Mon May 03, 2010 6:45 pm

Two men sought in search for missing McCleary girl

by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News
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Posted on May 3, 2010 at 2:04 PM



McCLEARY, Wash. - Grays Harbor County investigators want to speak with two men seen on surveillance video the night a girl vanished in McCleary last June.

The men are not considered suspects in the disappearance of ten-year-old Lindsey Baum.

Police say they were seen entering a convenience store near the spot where Baum was last seen walking home from a friend's house June 26, 2009.

Investigators believe one of the men was driving a white Honda Ridgeline pickup truck.

Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott said investigators consider the men potential witnesses.

"Perhaps something they saw that's important to us was meaningless to them," said Scott.

Several dozen detectives are spending the week in McCleary conducting follow up interviews with other potential witnesses.


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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Piper on Tue May 04, 2010 10:27 am

I hope some answers will come with this renewed search for Lindsey. Maybe someone will recognize these men and they will remember something out of place, or they could end up being suspects. These videos are proof that surveillance tapes should never be taped over. I know places that do it, but you just never know what they can hold. Did they not look at these tapes when Lindsey went missing?
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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Justice4all on Fri May 14, 2010 3:44 pm

Missing girl's mom now homeless

By KOMO Staff
Story Updated: May 12, 2010 at 6:29 PM PDT



TUMWATER, Wash. -- The mother of missing girl Lindsey Baum has new troubles, as not only has she lost her daughter; now she's lost her home.

"I never thought we'd be homeless, and we are," said Melissa Baum. She and her son can't afford another night in the Tumwater motel they've been staying.

"We have truly lost everything," she said.

Paralyzed by pain, Melissa Baum hasn't worked since her daughter Lindsey disappeared from McCleary while walking home last June.

"You feel like you're being suffocated every waking moment," Melissa Baum said.

She's survived on her son's Social Security, but that wasn't enough to remain in the home they rented before Lindsey vanished.

"What if she gets away and comes home... and we're not there?" Melissa Baum worried. "As hard as it was to walk by bedroom and see police tape and not go in there, she still had a room."

But Baum says her son with special needs could no longer cope in McCleary.

"He has horrible nightmares every night," she said.

Josh expresses guilt over fighting with Lindsey before she disappeared and not walking her home. His behavior problems have escalated and Baum says that prompted a relative who took them in to lock them out.

The Problem Solvers have paid for Baum to stay another two weeks at the motel. The extended stay gives Baum time to send her son back East for the summer to stay with his dad while she looks for work, a place to live, and her missing daughter.

"I would live in a hotel or car the rest of my life if it would bring my daughter home," she said.

Baum is working with the housing authority in Thurston County to find a subsidized apartment but says she's told there's little hope of an opening before July.


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Post by pi-girl on Fri May 14, 2010 5:12 pm

"We have truly lost everything," she said.

"I would live in a hotel or car the rest of my life if it would bring my daughter home," she said.

Statements made and lives ruined all because of the monster/s that decided to take someone who didn't belong to them. Sad

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Post by Justice4all on Wed May 26, 2010 3:49 pm

Crews Search Sewers, Canal For Missing McCleary Girl

Updated: 6:45 pm PDT May 25, 2010

MCCLEARY, Wash. -- Crews searched manhole covers and searched a canal in McCleary for missing 11-year-old Lindsey Baum.

Grays Habor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said it’s a “routine follow up search” for Baum who has been missing since June 26. They were searching the sewers near where Lindsay was last seen.

SLIDESHOW: Crews Search Sewers, Canal In McCleary

The FBI called Lindsey’s mom, Melissa Baum, Tuesday morning and informed her of the search, said Baum's friend Kam Burkey.

Burkey told KIRO 7 that divers had some new equipment to search the sewers that they had not used before. She said this was not the first search below ground.

Crews didn’t find anything, Burkey said.

Anyone with information on Baum’s disappearance should contact the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s office at 866-915-8299 or send an e-mail to: soadmin@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.


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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Estee on Wed May 26, 2010 6:30 pm

Surely there's not much left of her if she's been deceased for this long...I pray that she is still walking amongst the living and doing well...There is still hope if nothing has been found...
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Post by Gracie on Wed May 26, 2010 8:33 pm

That's right Estee. I'm still hoping she's alive too. It's sad that her mother and brother are homeless now or will be.
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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Piper on Wed May 26, 2010 9:01 pm

I agree, Gracie. What would make one care about a job in this situation? I will never be able to understand how these mothers function day to day, let alone trying to keep a job. Their entire world has fallen apart....... Sad
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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Justice4all on Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:49 pm

Police Hope New Video Prompts Clues To Baum's Disappearance

Richard Thompson
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News South Sound Bureau Chief
Updated: 1:35 pm PDT June 3, 2010

MCCLEARY, Wash. -- The Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office has released video to KIRO 7 showing missing 11-year-old Lindsey Baum.

Detectives hope seeing the girl's mannerisms and hearing her voice in the video may help jar someone’s memory and lead to a tip that will help find Lindsey who vanished on the way home from a friend’s house in McCleary on June 26, 2009.


Read more: http://www.kirotv.com/news/23784360/detail.html

Go to the link to see the video.
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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Guest on Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:32 pm

Hopefully something will help find Lindsey

Does anyone know if the landfill was checked?

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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Justice4all on Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:46 pm

I never heard anything about the landfill being checked. It should be one of the first things they do in a missing child case like they did in Somer Thompson's case. Unfortunately with the older kids, it seems like LE often wastes a bunch of time at the beginning trying to decide whether the kid ran away or was really abducted.
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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Justice4all on Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:28 pm

New search in disappearance of Lindsey Baum

by TRICIA MANNING-SMITH / KING 5 News
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Posted on June 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM

MCCLEARY, Wash. - The first anniversary of Lindsey Baum's disappearance is nearing. Crews are meticulously picking through different forested areas around McCleary this weekend, using new tactics to find evidence of her or her captor. Shoulder to shoulder, volunteers wield rakes, picks, even machetes. They're looking for anything that shouldn't naturally be there.

"This is probably the hardest part of the searching part for evidence, especially when you have to go through all the brush as these folks," said volunteer crew boss Doyle Wenzel. "Its amazing what you can find out in the forest that people have discarded. We found a safe earlier this morning, clothing, blankets, gloves.... "

Wenzel marks and categorizes every bit of potential evidence. This weekend's hunt through the brush around the Grays Harbor town of McCleary is a combination of old and new: Volunteers use old-fashioned hand tools to search out areas defined by new technology. Analysts sitting in offices have cross referenced computerized tips, GPS images and reports to narrow down the search field.

The lack off any solid evidence surrounding Baum's disappearance last June at least leaves hope that she might still be living. Yet, cadaver trained dogs also join the hunt for clues.

"In these types of situations, we have to look at both sides of the spectrum, " said Detective Ed McGowan with the Grays Harbor Sheriff's Department.

Just this week investigators released the only home video known to exist of then 10-year-old Lindsey. It was taken months before she walked home from a friend's house in June 2009 and was never seen again. Meanwhile, detectives still hope to find the two men shown in surveillance video taken the night she disappeared. They may have unknowingly witnessed something suspicious.

The search through the forest continues through Sunday. More than 70 volunteers, representing at least five different agencies, are hoping their investment of time and work will ultimately pay off.

"That one little piece of evidence we find today, may lead us to solving the case," said McGowan.

Both Grays Harbor and the FBI have dedicated detectives assigned to this case. They will next analyze any evidence discovered in the forest.


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Post by Justice4all on Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:08 am

‘Day of hope' set for Lindsey

Missing girl: Event to offer kid ID kits

JEREMY PAWLOSKI; Staff writer
Updated: 06/21/1012:34 am

OLYMPIA – The first anniversary of Lindsey Baum’s disappearance will be observed Saturday in Olympia’s Heritage Park.

The observance, called “Lindsey’s Day of Hope and Awareness For the Missing,” will take place from 2-8 p.m.

Lindsey was 10 when she disappeared in McCleary on June 26, 2009. She has not been found, and investigators think she is the victim of foul play.

She was walking along Maple Street, going home from a friend’s residence, the evening she disappeared. The last time someone saw Lindsey, she was walking to her mom’s old home on Mommsen Road about 9:15 p.m.

The event in Heritage Park will feature guest speakers, and Washington State Patrol troopers will assist with child identification kits. Activities for children are scheduled. Balloons will be released during a ceremony to remember Lindsey and all of the other missing persons in Washington, according to a flier for the event.

Authorities are offering $25,000 for information that leads to Lindsey’s whereabouts, or for information leading to the arrest of and charges filed against the person or people responsible for her disappearance.

The investigation of Lindsey’s disappearance continues, Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said during a recent interview.


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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Justice4all on Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:08 pm

Reward balloons as police renew search for Lindsey Baum

By Keith Eldridge
June 21, 2010



MCCLEARY, Wash. -- The reward has just been increased in the search for Lindsey Baum as we approach the one year anniversary of her disappearance.

What was a $25,000 reward has been increased to $30,000.

Meanwhile, the anniversary is providing a time when detectives can talk to people who may only pass through here once a year. McCleary is a small town but a real crossroads with a lot of traffic, and state troopers and the FBI returned to McCleary to ramp up the investigation.

"We want to be out and have our presence felt in the community and keep the community remembering Lindsey's face," said Deputy Dave Pimentel with the Grays Harbor Sheriff's Department. "And hopefully something new will develop."

This week and next they'll be out canvassing some of the same areas as before, talking to people who may have been interviewed before, and also following up on any new leads.

They're still hoping to find the man seen in surveillance video the night Lindsey disappeared, and the people who were in this Honda Ridgeline truck. They're not seen as suspects -- just people who may have seen Lindsey or something suspicious.

"It's terribly frustrating," Pimentel said.

Lindsey's mother no longer lives in McCleary. She's moved to the Olympia area where a special event is planned for Saturday at Heritage Park -- Lindsey's Day of Hope and awareness. June 26, 2009 was the day Lindsey disappeared.

The FBI is here and also in Oregon to help with the search for Kyron Hormon, but we're told Lindsey's case is still a top priority.

"The FBI has been with us every step of the way and they continue to provide a great deal of resources," Pimentel said.

Detectives are hoping with the bump in reward money and Lindsey's face back in the forefront, they'll find that one clue that leads them to Lindsey.

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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Piper on Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:10 am

How very sad.........one year gone and not a trace.
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Re: Lindsey Baum -- Missing 6/26/09

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:55 am

I guess I just don't understand how a mother could move when her child is missing?? I don't know if I could ever bring myself to leave that house thinking that they might walk up the driveway one day...

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Post by Piper on Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:42 am

I thought the same thing myself Tish.
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Post by Justice4all on Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:15 pm

More surveillance video released in search for Lindsey Baum

By KOMO Staff & News Services
Story Updated: Jun 25, 2010 at 7:08 PM PDT



MCCLEARY, Wash. - One year ago Saturday, 10-year-old Lindsey Baum disappeared while walking home from a friend's house in McCleary.

She has missed her 11th birthday party, the start of a new school year, holidays and family gatherings.

Investigators say they continue to hope a piece of critical information might be found that can bring the case to a close.

Undersheriff Rick Scott says there's a renewed search around McCleary, and the reward for information on Lindsey's whereabouts has risen to $30,000.

Also, new surveillance video has been released. Detectives want to talk to the men in the black plaid shirt, and red tank top.

They were in the area around the time Lindsey disappeared, and might have seen something.


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Post by Justice4all on Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:17 pm

Surveillance Videos