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Weekend vigil scheduled for missing girl
Posted on January 22, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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Volunteers are holding a candlelight vigil for Lindsey Baum Saturday night at Olympia's Heritage Park.

Police has asked the public for help, but no one has come forward with anything that might lead them to her.

The vigil begins at 6 p.m. Organizers expect it to last one hour. Attendees are encouraged to bring candles.


Article:
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Vigil tonight for missing McCleary girl
Published January 23, 2010
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Friends, family and supporters of a missing McCleary girl will gather tonight for a candlelight vigil in Olympia.

&#8220;This candlelight vigil will mark seven months since the abduction of Lindsey Baum took place and will serve to remind us to never forget and never stop looking,&#8221; organizers said in a statement. &#8220;We ask for your attendance to let the world know that the search still goes on and that we have not and will not forget our Lindsey.&#8221;

Lindsey, then 10, vanished June 26 as she walked home from a friend&#8217;s house. She&#8217;s not been seen since.


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Missing McCleary girl's supporters: 'Just bring her back'
Story Published: Jan 23, 2010 at 6:49 PM PST
Story Updated: Jan 24, 2010 at 10:39 AM PST
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Seven months after 10-year-old Lindsey Baum disappeared in the small town of McCleary, her supporters staged a candlelight vigil for her Saturday in the state Capitol.

They're hoping to get the Legislature interested in helping out in the search for the little girl.

Now her mother and an ardent group of volunteers have brought their plea for help to Olympia's Heritage Park, just in the shadow of the state Capitol building.

The candlelight vigil is an attempt to keep the search for Lindsey alive, to offer renewed faith that she will be found - and to keep the missing girl in the news so she won't become a cold case.

Lindsey's mother is now hoping that a government-sponsored increase in the reward fund will stimulate someone to talk.

"California is going bankrupt, and Arnold Schwarzenegger donated $40,000 to Amber Dubois' reward fund - so her reward fund is up to $100,000, and Lindsey's is at $10,000," says Melissa Baum.

"And you know - somebody out there knows something, and if their morals and their hearts won't make them come forward - maybe money will."

Schwarzenegger's offer for Amber Dubois was $40,000 in state funds - the remaining $60,000 was raised by the California girl's family.

Law enforcement has traditionally said that high rewards have caused people to talk in the past.


Supporters of Lindsey Baum hold a vigil for her Saturday in the state capitol.
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FBI ramping up search for missing McCleary girl

Story Updated: Jan 27, 2010 at 2:41 PM PST

McCLEARY, Wash. -- Officials have announced a larger reward for information in the disappearance of a young girl missing since last summer, and investigators are planning a renewed search effort.

Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott on Wednesday said a reward of $20,000 is available for anyone who helps find Lindsey Baum, who vanished June 26 after leaving a friend's house to walk home.

"I want to reinforce to the community that we're not going anywhere," Scott said. "This case is a long ways from being at a dead end. We have continued to make this case a priority."

The new money, which ups the reward from the previous offer of $10,000, is being provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scott said.



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Reward Increased For Missing McCleary Girl
Posted: 11:39 am PST January 27, 2010
Updated: 6:21 pm PST January 27, 2010
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The reward for a girl missing from McCleary, Lindsey Baum, has doubled as police plan to restart their investigation.

With no sign of Baum for seven months, McCleary police announced Wednesday that reward posters with the new amount of $20,000 will be put up and new investigators will be brought in to look at the case.

Action for new investigators came after police met with a reviewing agency who looked over their investigation and offered feedback. Police also said they plan to start over again with the help of the FBI and will re-interview those who they&#8217;ve already spoken to.

Not only will people be re-interviewed, but investigators are warning McCleary residents that more searches are coming.


&#8220;There's going to be a significant increase in activity in and around McCleary," said Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott.

The FBI is also bringing in their child abduction rapid deployment team, a group of experts from around the country with a reputation for solving mysteries like this one.

"The child abduction rapid deployment teams have a pretty good track record, both recovery and finding victims alive. And of course that's what we're looking for here,&#8221; said special FBI agent Ron Twerski.


Video: Why Investigation Into Missing McCleary Girl Is Starting Over 2:55
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Reward increased in search for missing McCleary girl
Published: 01/27/1012:12 pm
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The reward for a missing girl from McCleary, Lindsey Baum, has been increased as police plan to restart their investigation.

McCleary police said Wednesday that the reward has been increased from $10,000 to $20,000.

Police also met with a reviewing agency that looked over their investigation so far. Police said they plan to start the process over again and will re-interview those who they&#8217;ve already spoken to.

In an effort to find out what happened to their daughter, Lindsey's family created two Web sites: lindseybaum.com and findlindseybaum.com. Both sites have photos of Lindsey and links to detectives working the case.


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FBI ramping up search for missing McCleary girl
Story Published: Jan 27, 2010 at 11:20 AM PST
Story Updated: Jan 27, 2010 at 4:44 PM PST
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Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott on Wednesday said a reward of $20,000 is available for anyone who helps find Lindsey Baum, who vanished June 26 after leaving a friend's house to walk home.

"I want to reinforce to the community that we're not going anywhere," Scott said. "This case is a long ways from being at a dead end. We have continued to make this case a priority."

The new money, which ups the reward from the previous offer of $10,000, is being provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scott said.

FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ron Twersky said a new group of investigators has been looking at the case to provide an outside review and offer suggestions on how to re-start the search for Lindsey.

"Because Lindsey's missing, we felt it was right to take a 'fresh eyes' approach and simply look at what's been done," Twersky said.

"The work has been extensive, but we just need that break. We know that break is out there, and so that's what this review and this effort is all about."

Twersky said agents will be going over old ground, searching many of the areas they looked at before and talking with many of the people who have already been interviewed.

The FBI will also be employing several new tactics, Twersky said, but he would not detail what those efforts would entail.

Lindsey's mom, meanwhile, is not giving up.

"Lindsey if you can hear me, I love you and I'm not going to stop looking for you, I swear," she said. "I will bring you home."


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Reward increased in case of missing McCleary girl
Posted on January 27, 2010 at 12:25 PM
Updated today at 2:05 PM
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The Gray's Harbor County Sheriff's Office says there are no new breaks in the case but they hope increasing the reward may bring more tips.

At a press conference Wednesday, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ron Twersky of the FBI said the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team will get a "fresh eyes look" at the investigation and will make recommendations for how the investigation should proceed.

Baum's mother asked anyone with information to come forward.

"Our world is standing still," said Melissa Baum. "It's hard to stand here and watch the entire world keep going on because our lives aren't moving. We're just frozen in time, waiting for her to come home. So if you know anything please just come forward with a little bit of information because that's what it would take to bring her home is the smallest little tip."


Video: Police, FBI hold press conference regarding missing McCleary girl 1/27/10 19:00
Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ron Twersky and Melissa Baum speak at a press conference regarding the disappearance of 11-year-old Lindsey Baum.
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Reward doubled for missing McCleary girl
Published January 27, 2010
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Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said the FBI has upped the reward from $10,000 to $20,000. Scott added that investigators wanted to announce to residents that they are going to be ramping up the police presence in McCleary in the coming weeks as they reinvestigate and recanvass the area.

Scott said some of the police work might seem redundant to residents, as they see "an increase in police activity in and around McCleary."

"We want everyone to know that this hasn't gone away and we haven't given up our efforts," Scott added.


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Police refocus on missing girl's case
Updated Jan 27, 2010 - 5:19 pm
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Investigators are re-doubling their efforts and throwing thousands of dollars at the public in hopes of finding a missing McLeary girl.

On Wednesday Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said his office the will be looking at every piece of evidence again to see if there's anything they missed in the case of Lindsey Baum who has been missing since June of 2009.

Scott said the FBI conducted a third-party review of the investigation which will lead to an "increase in activity" in regards to the case.


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Investigators pledge new activity
Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:36 AM PST
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Local law enforcement agencies united publicly Wednesday to announce a redoubling of efforts to find missing 11-year-old Lindsey Baum as the search enters its eighth month.

TV news crews filled a small room in McCleary City Hall on Wednesday morning as Scott described a recent &#8220;third-party&#8221; review of the case from federal agents who specialize in child abductions. Many investigators may ask to question McCleary residents again in an attempt to spark fresh leads.

&#8220;It&#8217;s going to appear somewhat redundant,&#8221; Scott said, &#8220;(but) there&#8217;s a reason for it.&#8221;

Ron Twersky, assistant special agent in charge from the Seattle office, explained the FBI has tapped into its Child Abduction Rapid Deployment specialists to review how the investigation has been conducted. They hope to uncover the key to Lindsey&#8217;s disappearance. &#8220;We need that break,&#8221; he said. &#8220;We know that break is out there.&#8221;[

When a child goes missing, the investigation starts with a &#8220;flood&#8221; of activity and information, he said. The specialists plan to offer suggestions for rechecking some aspects or approaching evidence differently.

&#8220;The process is already under way,&#8221; Twersky said. &#8220;There will be additional activity. ... I wouldn&#8217;t want to get into the specifics.&#8221;

Twersky said the specialists bring &#8220;fresh eyes&#8221; to an investigation that local authorities have labored over for months. The abduction teams have a &#8220;good recover record&#8221; and Twersky said he remains hopeful Lindsey will return home.

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Melissa Baum, mother of missing 11-year-old Lindsey Baum, speaks with the press Wednesday at McCleary City Hall as the search for her daughter enters its eighth month. From left, Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott, Sheriff Mike Whelan and Aberdeen Police Chief Bob Torgerson stand by during the conference. Investigators have announced a revitalized effort and a ramping-up of activity in the coming weeks.
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*Video Included At Link: A video of Melissa Baum&#8217;s statement about the continuing search for her missing daughter 1:21

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8-year-old boy finds human remains near Cowlitz River
Story Published: Feb 19, 2010 at 8:36 AM PST
Story Updated: Feb 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM PST
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An 8-year-old boy came upon human remains while playing in a brushy area near the Cowlitz River on Thursday afternoon.

Now investigators are trying to determine who the person is and how the remains got there.

The grisly discovery was made around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Cougar Lane, Lewis County sheriff's deputies said.

There are several missing women and children in southwest Washington, and many people are asking if these remains could be connected to any of those cases - particularly the missing McCleary girl, Lindsey Baum.

But so far, authorities don't see a connection between these remains and Baum or any of those cases.

"This does not appear to be Lindsey Baum. No, this is not a child," says Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say the bones are likely those of a man - but at this time, no one is certain.


Police investigate the site where human remains were found near the Cowlitz River at Toledo, Wash.
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Child finds human remains on SW Wash. property
Posted on February 19, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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A child playing outside found human remains near Toledo, Washington Thursday afternoon.

Lewis County Sheriff&#8217;s detectives were searching the area Friday.

No further details were released.


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8-year-old boy finds human remains in rural Washington
February 19, 2010, 12:15PM
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An 8-year-old boy out playing Thursday in rural Lewis County discovered skeletal remains.

Seattle's KOMO-TV has the story:

Aerial footage of the scene captured by KOMO News' Air 4 shows detectives combing the area with cadaver dogs. A search team also can be seen forming up near the rural site.

Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said authorities do not have any indication that the remains might belong to Lindsey Baum, the young girl who disappeared June 26 in the small town of McCleary, about 50 miles away.


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http://blog.oregonlive.com/nwheadlines/2010/02/8-year-old_boy_finds_human_rem.html
 
Mom Searching For Missing McCleary Daughter Ordered To Pay Back Unemployment
Posted: 6:25 pm PST February 22, 2010
Updated: 6:52 pm PST February 22, 2010
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Melissa Baum took three months unpaid leave from her job as a call center operator and then filed for unemployment when her employer said she could not return to work part-time.

Baum left her job so she could assist in the search for her daughter, Lindsey, who has been missing from McCleary since June 26. &#8220;We discussed it when I did my initial interview for unemployment. They all knew what was going on, they approved me, I started getting unemployment,&#8221; Baum said.

The checks came for five weeks then just before Christmas the state said she was ineligible and asked her to send a $1,000 back. &#8220;I paid into unemployment, I earned the unemployment and now they're saying I can't have it,&#8221; Baum said.

Baum and her 13-year-old son just moved to the town of Rainier to live with relatives. She said she can no longer afford the rent for the house in McCleary where she knows her missing daughter is trying to get home to. &#8220;It's very hard, extremely, and I put it off as long as I possibly could. I don't want to do it, but I don't have a choice,&#8221; Baum said.

She said she also doesn&#8217;t have the $1,000 the state of Washington is demanding her to pay back from unemployment benefits. &#8220;It's just one more battle that I just don't have the time or energy to fight.&#8221; Baum said.


Video: Mom Gave Up Job To Search For Missing Daughter 2:37
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Mother of missing McCleary girl facing money troubles
Posted on February 23, 2010 at 11:59 AM
Updated today at 3:24 PM
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Melissa says after several months of unpaid leave, her request to return to work part time was denied. So she says she filed for and received unemployment for about five weeks, until she got a notice. "I received $1,125. And they want $1,000 of it back," she said.

Melissa says she just doesn't have the money right now. In fact, she can no longer pay the rent at the McCleary house she hopes Lindsey will return to one day. So she and her son recently moved in with relatives.

She says she still can't return to work full time since she's committed to finding Lindsey, and her son, who has Asberger's syndrome, continues to struggle with his sister's disappearance. "I didn't quit working because I wanted a vacation," said Melissa.

The spokesperson for the state's employment security department say confidentiality laws prevent them from commenting on this or any other case, but Melissa says the system just isn't designed to help parents whose children are missing. "It's a situation that I have no control over. But at the same time, it's not something they have precedence for. They have to go by the laws," she said.


Video: Mother of missing McCleary girl facing money troubles 2:10
http://www.king5.com/video?id=85075667&sec=548792

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http://www.king5.com/news/local/Mother-of-missing-McCleary-girl-forced-out-of-her-home-85075667.html
 
FBI conducts new search at Lindsey Baum home

Story Published: Feb 26, 2010 at 3:27 PM PST -Story Updated: Feb 26, 2010 at 6:48 PM PST

MCCLEARY, Wash. - Nine months after 10-year-old Lindsey Baum vanished without a trace, FBI agents returned to the family home Friday to conduct a new search.

There is no new evidence or new tips that brought the FBI to the home where Lindsey was living before her nationally publicized disappearance last June.

Rather, investigators want to take a last chance to gather material from the home before Lindsey's mother, Melissa Baum, moves out of McCleary for good.

Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said Lindsey's room has been preserved untouched in the home since the evening of June 26, when she vanished while walking home from a friend's home.
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He said the home has been searched at least three times before. This time, forensics experts will be taking samples of carpet, furniture, hair strands, materials in the family car and anything else that might help them if that type of evidence is ever needed.



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FBI Searches Home Of Missing McCleary Girl Before Family Moves
Posted: 3:23 pm PST February 26, 2010
Updated: 5:49 pm PST February 26, 2010
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The FBI is searching the home of a missing McCleary girl one last time before her family moves out. Lindsey Baum&#8217;s family is moving to Rainier and Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said it&#8217;s the last chance to obtain samples of the old house before someone new moves in.

Scott said Friday's search was planned and is part of the FBI's review of the county's investigation. Investigators are taking samples of carpet and other items inside the home to put into an evidence library in case they are ever needed for comparison. They are also doing a final search of Lindsey&#8217;s room which hasn&#8217;t been touched since she vanished, Scott said.

Samples are also being collected from Melissa Baum&#8217;s car, Lindsey&#8217;s mother, for possible future use. Scott said the search and collecting samples are routine and that there are no new tips or information in the case.

Lindsey's family has two Web sites with information: http://lindseybaum.com/ and http://findlindseybaum.com/.


Investigators in special suits prepare to gather samples Friday from the Baum home in McCleary.
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Video: Why Investigation Into Missing McCleary Girl Is Starting Over
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McCleary Mom Does Not Have To Pay Back Unemployment
Posted: 5:39 pm PST February 26, 2010
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Baum took three months unpaid leave from her job as a call center operator and then filed for unemployment when her employer said she could not return to work part-time. Baum left her job so she could assist in the search for her daughter who has been missing since June 26.

The checks came for five weeks then just before Christmas the state said she was ineligible and asked her to send a $1,000 back.

A top official with the Employment Security Division reached out to Melissa Baum after our story and said does not have to repay the money, but she remains ineligible for unemployment because she left work to search for her daughter and care for her son.


Video: Mom Gave Up Job To Search For Missing Daughter
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FBI searches home of missing McCleary girl
Posted on February 26, 2010 at 2:27 PM
Updated yesterday at 7:04 PM
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FBI agents on Friday searched the home of Lindsey Baum, the 11-year-old girl who has been missing since June 2009, according to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said area residents were told recently that they would see an increase in activity and searching of additional sites.

Friday's search was not the result of a search warrant. The sheriff's office says Lindsey's mother, Melissa, allowed the agents to come inside. An evidence detection team showed up to give the house one last look to make sure nothing was missed.

The Baum family had been renting the home, but just moved out.


Slideshow: FBI searches home of missing McCleary girl
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Video: FBI searches home of missing McCleary girl 1:26
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Feds conduct search of Baum home
Saturday, February 27, 2010 1:38 PM PST
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On the eight-month anniversary of Lindsey&#8217;s disappearance, Undersheriff Rick Scott said FBI investigators and crime scene analysts made one last sweep through the house for evidence and DNA samples. &#8220;I wanted to make sure we looked at it one more time,&#8221; Scott said.

Investigators blocked off Mommsen Road in front of the Baum home and loaded evidence into a trailer. Some donned white jumpsuits complete with boots, gloves and hoods to prevent the corruption of any evidence. &#8220;They don&#8217;t want to cross contaminate the scene,&#8221; Scott said.

After several months of searching, detectives recently requested a third-party review of the investigation by child abduction experts with the FBI. Investigators have searched the house thoroughly on multiple occasions, Scott said, but making one last search of the house for &#8220;control samples&#8221; of DNA and other evidence was part of the review. &#8220;It was one of the many things that was recommended we do,&#8221; he said.

Scott said Lindsey&#8217;s mother, Melissa Baum, is in the process of moving in with relatives in Thurston County. Melissa Baum told KIRO 7 News she had not been able to return to work part-time since Lindsey&#8217;s disappearance and had lost her unemployment benefits. Investigators asked Melissa Baum to hold off on packing some things until they could make a final search, Scott said. They also asked her to let them search her car.

Scott said investigators are also preparing to act on the other recommendations they received from the review. Neighboring law enforcement agencies will be sending officers to help with the new &#8220;push&#8221; for information.


Forensic investigators loaded potential evidence into a trailer during a final search of missing Lindsey Baum's home in McCleary. Investigator wore jumpsuits to prevent contaminating any evidence as they collected DNA samples and any remaining evidence before Lindsey's mother, Melissa Baum, packs to stay with family in Thurston County.
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Authorities hit the streets
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 2:10 PM PST
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Like door-to-door salesmen in blue windbreakers, FBI agents and local officers spent the day systematically knocking on the doors along Maple Street, greeting many residents with questions that had been asked before. Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott said detectives and federal agents intend to re-question many people along the neighborhood street as part of a larger review of the investigation. &#8220;We&#8217;re not plowing any new ground,&#8221; Scott said. &#8220;We&#8217;re just going over what we&#8217;ve already done.&#8221;

Investigators are following new recommendations from the FBI Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team, which specializes in kidnapping cases across the country. Scott said the FBI team has been advising detectives since the beginning of the search, but its experts recently finished a third-party review of the investigation and offered suggestions on new approaches and follow-up interviews.

&#8220;Today was sort of the kick-off,&#8221; Scott said, later adding, &#8220;These are the techniques and these are the recommendations that have been successful (in other cases).&#8221; &#8220;It&#8217;s as comprehensive today as it was on June 26,&#8221; Scott said Monday, explaining that without specific evidence they must continue investigating all possibilities.

The FBI brought in profilers, psychologists, computer technicians and many others to work on the case, Scott said. They also provided a mobile command center to serve as a clearinghouse for any information collected. &#8220;There&#8217;s a lot of resources the FBI can bring to the table,&#8221; he said.

Scott said investigators hope to build some momentum over the next several days and have plans in place to follow up on any potential break-throughs in the case. &#8220;We&#8217;re going to go at this for as long as it takes,&#8221; he said.

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FBI agents and local investigators from several departments visited residents along Maple Street in McCleary on Monday.
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New search for Lindsey Baum launched
Story Published: Mar 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM PST
Story Updated: Mar 3, 2010 at 11:55 PM PST
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Nine months have passed since, but investigators are no closer to solving this case than the day the girl disappeared.

So they're starting over.

"If it was my kid, or someone I knew, then I would want them doing this," said Terran Sisk, an area resident.

The FBI is putting its best resources into the Baum case. The agency moved in a high-tech command center to coordinate efforts, and has profilers and psychologists analyzing evidence.

Teams of two are going out to re-interview neighbors, and comb through what's already been collected.

"We're not plowing any new ground, but we're re-plowing a lot of old ground to see if there's some nugget of information there that we might have missed," said Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott.

Investigators say they'll keep searching for another eight to 12 days, but they say they'll never rest until the Baum family learn the truth in their daughter's disappearance.


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FBI revisits Baum investigation
Missing Girl: Agents team with local officers to retrace steps

Published March 03, 2010
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The FBI brought in profilers, psychologists, computer technicians and many others to work on the case, Scott said. They also provided a mobile command center to serve as a clearinghouse for any information collected. &#8220;There&#8217;s a lot of resources the FBI can bring to the table,&#8221; he said.

Some residents invited investigators inside. Others hung in the doorways to ask questions, the sessions lasting minutes or hours.

Standing outside his mother&#8217;s Maple Street home, David Belcher said investigators spent about three hours Monday morning interviewing him and the others at the house. &#8220;They were really polite,&#8221; he said. &#8220;Whatever it takes, as long as they find out who did this.&#8221;


Article:
http://www.theolympian.com/2010/03/03/1158435/fbi-revisits-baum-investigation.html
 
No new evidence in Lindsey Baum case
Published: 03/05/10 6:20 am
Updated: 03/05/10 7:06 am
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No breakthrough evidence has surfaced in the renewed questioning of McCleary residents, but investigators say they are collecting valuable details about the day Lindsey Baum disappeared, according to The Daily World of Aberdeen.

Federal and local authorities continue to canvass the city for clues, Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott said.

He said investigators are conducting much more thorough interviews of residents along the Maple Street area where the 11-year-old girl went missing. The interviews are part of third-party recommendations from FBI experts on the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team.

Investigators have taken hours to question some residents, Scott said, allowing those people to elaborate on details they might have left out of earlier interviews.

&#8220;We&#8217;re getting a lot of information,&#8221; he said. He later added, &#8220;It&#8217;s starting to paint a better picture.&#8221;


Article:
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/03/05/1096789/grays-harbor-county-no-new-evidence.html
 
Push is productive, but no new leads
Thursday, March 4, 2010 2:11 PM PST
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No break-through evidence has yet surfaced in the renewed questioning of McCleary residents, but investigators believe they are collecting valuable details about the day Lindsey Baum disappeared.

Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott said federal and local authorities continue to canvas the city for clues, asking residents extensive questions to recreate the rural town on the evening of June 26, 2009. &#8220;This was a major event in this community,&#8221; he said. &#8220;People have a pretty good recollection of where they were and what they were doing (that day).&#8221;

Scott said investigators are conducting much more thorough interviews of residents along the Maple Street area where the 11-year-old girl went missing. The interviews are part of third-party recommendations from FBI experts on the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team. &#8220;What we&#8217;re focusing on here is being thorough, not quick,&#8221; he said. &#8220;We&#8217;re not trying to see who can canvas the most houses the quickest.&#8221;

The federal child abduction team has offered recommendations for new approaches to the case and is reviewing information culled from the new interviews, Scott said. They have been pleased with the feedback. &#8220;I think things are progressing quite well,&#8221; he said. &#8220;This is consistent with their past efforts and this is consistent with their past successes.&#8221;


Montesano Deputy Police Chief Brett Vance searched a metal shed and trash cans in a McCleary backyard Monday as FBI agents and local departments questioned residents along Maple Street as part of an intensified effort to re-interview people and retrace their steps in the search for 11-year-old Lindsey Baum.
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