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Man receiving death threats in girl's disappearance
September 29, 2009 11:07 p.m. PT
For two days, sheriff's detectives and FBI agents swarmed over the 11-acre property of an extended local family just south of town. Deputies said the search did not turn up any key evidence linking the place with the girl's disappearance.

"They didn't find a smoking gun. There's nothing to say they didn't find clues," said Melissa Baum, the missing girl's mother. "I'm hoping they did find or at least gather some information that may help us find her."

The search may not have turned up any key evidence, but the owners of the searched property say they're still paying the price. They say the search left a cloud over their reputation, and has even prompted death threats against the family's 23-year-old son.

KOMO News has learned the young man was working at the Bee Hive Retirement Center at the time of the 11-year-old girl's disappearance. The girl was last seen in front of the center.

The sheriff's office will unseal the search warrants later this week, at which time the contents found during last week's search will be made public.