Lindsey Baum, 4 years missing

Today marks 4 years since 10 year old Lindsey Baum went missing from McCleary. Now 14, the investigation continues both on a local level and with national attention. Search warrants have been served on multiple buildings in and around McCleary, and Lindsey’s story has been told on numerous TV shows.

Lindsey’s 15th birthday is July 7th. She went missing while walking from a friend’s home late on June 26, 2009.

Grays Harbor Sheriff Rick Scott said that the case is by no means cold.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently worked with family members and local authorities to create an aged photograph of Lindsey to show what she may look like today. Scott says that these updates are meant to bring any new information from the night of the disappearance.

A press conference will be held today at 11 am in McCleary with officials as well as Melissa Baum, Lindsey’s mother.

A team of investigators continue to work on finding Lindsey. That task force contains investigators with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s office, FBI, State Patrol Missing Persons Unit and the Department of Corrections. Scott says that no suspects in the case have been ruled out, but no definitive evidence has been discovered yet.

A $35,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Lindsey remains available.

If you have any information that may help find Lindsey, please call the Grays Harbor County Information Tip line at (866) 915-8299, or email:

Missing Since: 06/26/09
Missing From: McCleary, WA
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 10
Date Of Birth: 07/07/98
Height at Disappearance: 4’10
Weight at Disappearance: 90 lbs
Eyes :Brown
Hair: Brown/Dark Blonde
Colored fillings in her teeth

Baum Age Progression



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