10 Year Old Lindsey Baum Missing in McCleary, WA Since Friday, June 26, 2009


10 year old Lindsey J. Baum has been missing since Friday night, June 26, 2009 in  McCleary, WA. Lindsey J. Baum was last seen Friday night at approximately 9:15 pm walking home on Maple Street from a friend’s house. The distance was only about four blocks, she never arrived home. According to reports, Lindsey has no history of running away.


10 year old Lindsey Baum Missing

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Lindsey, please call Grays Harbor E911 Center at 360-533-8765 or McCleary Police at 360-495-3107.

For more details on the case, go to MissingExploited.com or to discuss the case and provide your own comments and opinions, go to Scared Monkeys.net Missing Persons Forum.

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    31 Responses to “10 Year Old Lindsey Baum Missing in McCleary, WA Since Friday, June 26, 2009”

    1. Tamikosmom on June 28th, 2009 4:30 pm

      I pray that Lindsey is found safe but … somehow I do fear the worst.

      I live in Canada just across the border from Seattle … a three hour drive. At 9:30 PM last night it was dusk bording on dark. Hubby, friends and I were in the process of exiting a theater. I ask what a ten year old little girl is doing on the streets alone at this time of night.

      My eight hear old granddaughter is dropped off or picked up any time of the day or night when playing with her neighborhood friends.

      What were the adults in this little girl’s life thinking. At 10 years old she has no means to defend herself.

      I am angry


      FBI joins search for missing 10-year-old girl
      Story Published: Jun 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM PDT
      Story Updated: Jun 28, 2009 at 1:00 PM PDT
      By KOMO Staff


    2. Julie on June 28th, 2009 7:16 pm

      Let’s support Lindsey’s parents and not contribute to their stress and grief. Judging them will only do damage to a situation that is already underway. This is an unfortunate wake up call. It could happen to anyone.

    3. Mandy on June 28th, 2009 10:42 pm

      I know the mother personally. When you live in a town of only 1500 people, you feel a sence of security. That’s why people move from the big city’s so that there kids are know in the community. Everyone looks out for everyone else. it was still light outside, It’s summer, She was only a few blocks away. Im sure its not the worst thing a parent has done. Melissa is a thoughful, caring person. There is not drugs, violence, or anything other than a woman raising her children the best she can. Please don’t add to her misery and huge amount of guilt she is heeping onto herself without your help and impute. Go be mad at the mother that drinks while she’s pregnant. The mother that exposes her child to harmful things. Put your anger where it belongs!

    4. Lynn on June 29th, 2009 12:18 am

      Her mother did not have means to come pick her up that night because the key to her car was broke. I’m sure hindsight is 20/20 and she would have figured out another way if she had even suspected anything bad would happen. She needs our support right now, it’s sounds like she has been through a lot.

    5. Dan on June 29th, 2009 7:44 am

      9:15, four blocks, How far are the blocks? 10 is way too young to walk alone. Creepy people live in nice quiet communities to hide. Then when the opportunity is present, they pounce. It could be from one of the houses on the block, to a nice neighbor driving by offering a ride.

    6. wayne on June 29th, 2009 9:10 am

      Hey people… instead of being critical please be supportive. Melissa and her son are going thru a lot. There is a story about a woman who was accussed of something she had done wrong… Jesus looked to her accusers and said you who hasn’t done something wrong be the first to throw the first stone then He wrote a few things in the sand… He looked up and said where are your accusers??? She said the have all left…

      Each of us have done things we wish we hadn’t… please don’t cast stones but rather come alongside and lift them up in prayer… support with cards, flowers, resources… most of all love on them right now… that is what they need the most!

    7. scaredmommy on June 29th, 2009 10:26 am

      I live in McCleary about a block from Lindsey’s route home. I have let my daughter walk the same route numerous times, with the stipulation that she is home before dark. Granted she was usually with a friend and always had her cell phone.

      It didn’t get dark until shortly before 10:00. Lindsey had plenty of time to make it home and the first half of her walk is well lit…..the police station is along her route as well. It was a friday summer night and there were a lot of people out walking.

      In those few blocks we know 7 families. The walk is about 5-7 minutes. The only thing that makes sense is that she knew the person that picked her up. I honestly feel that if there was a struggle at all somebody would have noticed.

      For now we are praying for her safe return.

    8. a friend on June 29th, 2009 12:59 pm

      i was a friend of lindsey and i know that she would have fought to get away she is a tuff girl at 9:00 in the summer time it is bright out still i agree some one should have been with her or drove her home but i think that it was some one she knows because there would have been a big seen and she walks around all the time by her self and its a small town she must have felt safe i realy wish she will be home safe and sound i pray for her every time i think about her.

    9. Elizabeth Thornton on June 30th, 2009 1:28 am

      I do not know the family but today my girlfriend I and the dogs all loaded up and we went to Capital Forest,We seen alot of people but no one seen Lindsey,We checked the logging roads as well hoping that we would maybe see her walking that would be a good place to dump a person so they could get a ride home and or the worst,I thank God we did not find anything except some animal bones.We run the woods looking for rocks but today we looked for a lost girl we hope you are found alive and we will keep looking til you get home God be with her family and may you lead Lindsey home safe and sound.Keep looking she has to be some where if she is not home. A friend in Hoquiam is looking for her we won’t give up and if you are not doing anything and you have some fuel to spare go look around maybe with Gods grace we can find her God Bless to allwhom read don’t Judge That is Gods job.

    10. Miranda on June 30th, 2009 2:37 pm

      That girl used to go to my school. She was in my best friend’s class a few years ago. My dad is helping to build that McCleary school. Hope they find her soon.

    11. Jessica on June 30th, 2009 7:54 pm

      Nevermind what these people are saying. The girls were supposed to walk home together, that was the plan. They changed plans without their parents knowing. This is NOT a matter of irresponsibility whatsoever, it’s a matter of finding Lindsey!!! If you are in the area at ALL please grab one other person and join a search!!!

    12. Paul on July 2nd, 2009 11:30 am

      1500 Hundred people in the town theres only 2 ways in to the town some 1 in the town did it look at neighbours, who look a bit funny anxious, do u really no your neighbours its a shame sick people on this earth there day will come.I would check every house from were she left to were she lived its not that far going ask some 1 whos a busybody and seen some 1 driving around hope she s safe.

    13. Jessica on July 2nd, 2009 2:11 pm

      I hate blaming the mothers when something like this happens. But do question letting a 10 year old walk “a few blocks”. When I first read about the case, it said something like “the next house over”. A few blocks at night time is completely different. I am not a super over protective mother and try to give my children freedom. But I just couldn’t fathom letting my 9 year old walk blocks in the dark. But then again, if she was originally with the older brother, that is different.

    14. windy eberly on July 4th, 2009 2:16 am

      does anyone think she could have been dragged into that bus stop, maybe went to use the bathroom. i have run into some really creepy people at that stop, and it’s a tiny bit isolated even though it’s right in the middle of town. i know it’s pretty close to the police station, but still, it’s about the creepiest place in mccleary. i would check the houses right behind the bus station.

    15. Praying on July 5th, 2009 9:35 pm

      My heart goes out to the family and to the community. Hopefully she will be found safe and healthy soon. Prayers are being lifted up.

      This type of stuff never happens on a military base.

      No run-on sentences or incorrect grammar were used in this message.

    16. windy eberly on July 7th, 2009 2:11 am

      actually, this type of stuff does happen at military bases. who are you kidding?

    17. mark wilson on July 10th, 2009 1:11 am

      I live in CA and happen to drive through this town on July 2. I was shocked to see that anyone could disappear in such a small town. She was 10, most kids have to be in by dark, 930 is not dark in WA, the sun is almost down, but kids push the limit. Remember, fireworks start at 10. It is the fault of whomever snatched her. However, one block and a turn is a major highway. This is a short cut to the 101, into town and then out. girl gone. Our hearts go out to the family.

    18. Kill All Child Predators on September 7th, 2009 8:47 pm

      Kidnappers and child predators, child killers and abusers will all go to hell. I’m tired of seeing perverted men and women in the news. They first should go to prison or the death penalty and then straight to hell. We must crack down on the porn and trafficking and dirty old men who go across the sea to rape 11 and 12 year olds.

      We need stiffer penalties and more ways to get them out of the hands of kidnappers. Maybe we can microchip our kids.

      It looks less like she ran away now. Is there any creepy transient type that would convince her to run away? So the family had problems. A lot do and there might have been some abuse in the home. The girls were supposed to walk home together and got into a fight. Mcleary is a creepy place, and there are creepy transients. It’s possible and we hope this child is alive and makes it back to her family. I hope the other child in the case Josh Baum can use this tragedy as a positive force in his life, but not let it wear him down. He still has to live his life.

    19. CCS/COLD CASE SQUAD on September 14th, 2009 12:38 am


    20. CCS/COLD CASE SQUAD on September 17th, 2009 8:53 pm

      ATTENTION MCCLEARY RESIDENTS; THE POST ON 09.07.2009., at 8:47 pm didn’t Identify himself. A Comment like that Suggests to us, that the Phantom Bloger is Just as Dangerous as the S/O himself! It’s those Judgmental kind of People that take the Law into their own hands. Read Romans 13, where we are called to Obey the Law’s of the land!! Phantom Bloger, if you got a Problem with this, & don’t have the Sac to ID yourself, call CCS at (253) 831-8429-polymarkerdqa1@yahoo.com Remember this; it/s a S/O who just so happen’s to be Reporting on Lindsey Baum’s Guestbook just what’s going on with the Case, Referrences to Jeffrey Richard Smilely, etc. Know this ‘Phantom Bloger, that the same Judgment you Mete out, will be Meted out to you on the White Throne Judgment Day!!

    21. Icescream on September 22nd, 2009 3:13 pm

      If I had Sense I would drive a Continental and I would not be watching reruns of Hawaii Five-0, seems though, whenever I turn around,they just keep popping up across the board in VT. Maybe there is something wrong with my Electricl Current, maybe it is not running in series, and the Altenator might be Corroded. So much for cars with backwards doors.

      Ears On, or one off and go to the end of the line. It works best that way.

      Dang it, I just dropped my Soda on my guitar and it went into the pick up switch. I think I will just go watch around the world in 50 days. I vie not to sail in a big baloon. No Eastern wind, guess I will wait for a Western One.

      Calling all cars.

    22. preez on September 30th, 2009 1:26 am

      The plot unfolding is similar to Bridge on the River Kwai.

    23. Ann on October 14th, 2009 10:33 pm

      How come nobody questions that guy Erik Paul with the creepy song out that he wrote about her. Is he a friend of their family? I don’t get why people think that song isn’t totally creepy. I hear he keeps showing up to search and brings CD’s of his music to peddle to people. If anything else, isn’t that totally inappropriate?

    24. Erik Paul on October 27th, 2009 2:23 am

      Ann, I believe you do not have God in your life. If you did you would see the beauty in Lindsey’s song. God loves you and Jesus died so you can be forgiven for your sins. I pray for you and that you will live in light and not darkness.
      The reason I keep showing up at the search center is because I am in charge of it. All proceeds from the sale of the cd’s goes to help search for Lindsey. Take care and spread love not hate.
      God bless you.

    25. Weberly on October 27th, 2009 12:25 pm

      Erik, I loved your song, it made me and my kids cry. I think it’s an appropriate tribute and reflects the general feeling of our community. But what does Ann’s remarks have to do with Jesus? I think you might just have to practice that forgiveness because people are going to be suspicious. I just don’t think this furthers the spread of Christianity.

    26. Bizlaho on November 9th, 2009 10:25 pm

      Don’t judge to harshly….. Someday it could be you. Just pray that she is found safe and sound.

    27. Nicole on December 3rd, 2009 11:58 am


    28. AnnaMarie on January 1st, 2010 8:36 pm

      Who is buddybert51(Dukester)
      http://www.myspace.com/dukester2005 on myspace who has all kinds of missing girls posted? He seems to have a lot of info about Lindsey so I was just curious.

    29. nos on February 11th, 2010 10:47 pm

      Who is the “child’s body discovered but no arrests made” in Mason County mentioned in this article under the smaller photo caption?

    30. nos on February 12th, 2010 2:34 am
    31. Tina on August 7th, 2011 5:21 am

      i would question the ‘friend’ who sent her brother home after lindsey and he squabbled. she lives in a small town where alot of people know one another. so she had to have trusted whoever it was who may have taken her or offered a ride. who was this ‘friend’ who sent her brother home…..maybe he/she had alternative motives to come back to get lindsey, knowing she usually takes her route home…just a few questions to ponder. the FBI or police should look at ALL possible angles. lindsey seems like a lovely spirited girl. my heart aches for her and im praying she will be found safe and be able to return home soon. God bless her and her family.

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