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WA LINDSEY BAUM: Missing from McCleary, WA - 26 June 2009 - Age 10 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Thank goodness she didn't kill anybody!
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Of course nothing new. Just a clickbait kind of thing. But it's good to see Lindsey's name in print.

    Shocking Facts to Know about Lindsey Baum’s Disappearance

    The runaway theory was long ago dismissed, as Lindsey left home without money, extra clothes, or her cell phone. Her mother told police that the young girl was always nervous to be outside after dark.

    As most child disappearances are linked to abduction by a family member, particularly an absent parent, police interviewed Lindsey’s father and other members of her family. Even Melissa Baum was given a polygraph test (she passed). There are no reports linking any family members to her disappearance.

    A stranger abduction is rare in most disappearances involving a child, but as we have seen in the cases of Jaycee Dugard, Adam Walsh, and Elizabeth Smart, they are still possible. In Lindsey’s case, this may actually be the explanation for her disappearance, according to police.

    There were two incidents within two weeks before she vanished that had Lindsey express concern to her mother about her safety.

    One incident involved a male stranger walking into a women’s public washroom while Lindsey and a friend were inside.

    In the other, the two girls believed someone was following them in a white car. Authorities are still searching for the individual driving a white vehicle who was seen in a surveillance video taken in the area and also at the time of Lindsey’s disappearance.

    Two persons of interest were interviewed and questioned several times as investigators poked holes in their stories. Both men were found to have fabricated their actions, or to have provided unverifiable facts, at the time Lindsey went missing. No further action was taken by police.

    One of the initial suspects was local businessman and EMT Timothy Hartman.

    His home and business were searched, with countless items removed by police for further investigation.

    Hartman initially told police that he was out of town at the time of the girl’s disappearance, but he was actually seen on a local store’s video surveillance tape around the time Lindsey vanished.

    He later recounted his alibi of being on an emergency call out of town, when call logs reviewed by police did not support his claim.

    Another alibi he gave, of attending a class in another town, was proven to be false, as the class would have ended earlier than Hartman said. Police suggested he would have still had time to return to McCleary at the time of Lindsey’s disappearance.

    It was reported that Hartman was given two polygraph tests; one he failed and the other resulted in inconclusive findings.

    Hartman has not been arrested or charged, and maintains his innocence.

    A report led police to investigate a skull that was found in a crab pot in the ocean near Westport, Washington, 50 miles from McCleary, as having a possible connection to Lindsey’s disappearance.

    While the skull turned out to be 2,300 years old, the discovery brought to light several reports of a man allegedly confessing he had information about the hit-and-run of a small girl.

    According to the informant, Erwin Bartlett, his friend was intoxicated when he hit a girl and placed her body in his trunk, before dumping the body into the ocean. To this date, his story has not been confirmed.

    Three brothers from the nearby town of Shelton, were investigated in 2017 in relation to Lindsey’s disappearance, after a flier with her details was found among a collection of children’s clothes, toys, and illicit material.

    Ranging in ages 79 to 83 years, the brothers were charged with child porn possession in August 2017.

    An exhausted investigative search of the family’s properties, using cadaver dogs, did not uncover any other link to Lindsey, aside from the public flier.


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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hartman shouldn't have lied. Is his business still there? I'm surprised the locals patronize his establishment, if it is. I wouldn't go near it.
  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member


    Customers signed our sign when we closed our McCleary store in 2017. Now, I (Tim Hartman) have my jeweler's bench at Mariano's Fine Jewelry & Design in Shelton. Come see me there for all your jewelry needs. See details.

    He apparently moved to Shelton (about 20 miles away). Not sure if he moved too or just his business. I still wouldn't ever patronize his business. He's my #1 suspect for a variety of reasons. Why lie if you have nothing to hide?
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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    MCCLEARY, Wash. - A major new development will be announced Thursday in the case of Lindsey Baum, a Grays Harbor County girl who vanished nearly nine years ago from her hometown of McCleary and hasn't been seen since, officials said.

    The update will happen at a 1:30 p.m. news conference in McCleary, said Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott. KOMO News is planning to stream the news conference live.

    No suspect has ever been arrested in the case, and Lindsey Baum's fate has remained unknown in all the years since she disappeared. There have been no new updates on the case for years - until now.

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  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  13. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member


    Per the PC, Lindsay's remains were recovered in 2017 after spotted by hunters in a remote area. They were sent to Quantico for analysis and ID'd just a couple of weeks ago. They really couldn't reveal anything else.
  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Lindsey is gone. :vigil: Someone kidnapped her and murdered her. I am soooooooooooooo sad!

    I wasn't able to catch the first part of the presser because we had company. I did catch that her remains were located last year and verified to be her now. She was located in a remote area that is usually visited only by hunters.

    Rest in peace, sweet girl. :tears:
  15. daisy7

    daisy7 Member Supreme

    RIP, Lindsey:(
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  17. PlainJaneDoe

    PlainJaneDoe Bronze Member

    Oh my!!
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  18. NOCLUE

    NOCLUE Bronze Member

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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  20. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    So very sorry for Lindsay and her fate she suffered. When did the jewelry shop owner who was a POI move his business? It was in 2017 - wondering if it was a little after or during the time Lindsay’s remains were found in 2017. Perhaps her killer visited her remains to see if they were discovered and upon doing so saw her body was no longer where he/she left it. They go into clean up mode all over again and try to move from the building that was possibly a crime scene. Supposedly he demolished stuff and poured concrete before moving to a new building. Hm.
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