Missing: Lindsey Baum

Lindsey Baum
Lindsey Baum

Police say Lindsey Baum, 11, of the small town of McCleary, with a population of fewer than 2,000 people, vanished the night of June 26 while walking home from a friend’s house just four blocks away.

More than 100 searchers have used dogs, horses and helicopters seeking any trace of Lindsey, but investigators says they have little to go on, and they’re appealing to the public for help.

Lindsey’s father, Scott Baum, made an emotional appeal to anyone knowing her whereabouts, saying, “Please bring me my daughter home before I have to leave” for Iraq.

Source: CBS News

Another news item: Missing McCleary girl’s mom heading to NY

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If you don’t, at least pray for her. 😥

FBI, others seek help in identifying girl in photo

Young girl

Local and federal law-enforcement officials are asking for help in identifying the young girl in the accompanying photo as part of an on-going investigation.

Investigators believe the girl was 4- to 6-years-old at the time the picture was taken, which appears to have been about August 2006. The girl has light brown hair and blue eyes. She may be in the Portland, Seattle or Tacoma areas or have ties to those areas.

Anyone with information is asked immediately to call the FBI at 503-224-4181; the Portland Police Bureau at 503-823-0249; or Immigration and Customs Enforcement at 503-326-4081.

Beth Anne Steele, spokeswoman for the FBI in Portland, said she could reveal little about the case other than to say it is of a sensitive nature and that officials are concerned about the girl’s welfare.

She said authorities don’t know where the girl is from, but believe the photo was probably taken in the Portland or Seattle-Tacoma area.

Update: Wednesday 26 March 2008 @ 2:03 pm Pacific

Authorities find young girl who had been sought

The FBI announced today that the young girl whose identity was being sought by local and federal law-enforcement officials on Tuesday has been found and is safe.

Beth Anne Steele, spokeswoman for the FBI in Portland, sent out a news release shortly after noon today, saying that the girl, who had been described as 4 to 6 years old, is safe with a family in the Northwest.

Steele acknowledged that authorities have been vague about why they were interested in the young girl’s whereabouts, “but I can assure you that that is in the girl’s best interest,” she said.

Thank the Lord!

She’s Safe!

I was glad to see this outcome:

Jubilant that she was found safe, relatives of an Oregon teenager who went missing in Brazil and set off a fevered search were left to wonder Thursday how someone they saw as responsible could have disappeared for four days without telling them her plans.

Mckensie Martin, 17, turned up in the Brazilian coastal city of Salvador on Thursday, hundreds of miles from the city where she has been an exchange student for the past few months.

Above all, love God!