Missing girl's dad back in Tennessee

July 23, 2009 

Lindsey Baum’s father returned to Tennessee last weekend to attend to personal issues and sort out his possible deployment to Iraq, according to The Daily World of Aberdeen.

Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott told the newspaper that Scott Baum, a member of the Tennessee National Guard who has orders to deploy to Iraq, headed home but hopes to remain in the country to help with the effort to find his 11-year-old daughter.

Scott said Baum had a round-trip ticket so he could return quickly if anything changed.

Baum went missing June 26 as she walked a few blocks from a friend’s house to her home in McCleary. The 4-foot-9, brown-haired girl last was seen wearing a light-blue hooded shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Scott said Lindsey’s mother, Melissa Baum, has worked with family members to start two Web sites dedicated to the search: www.findlindseybaum.com and www.lindseybaum.com.

Investigators hope a $6,000 reward will prompt someone to come forward with information about Lindsey’s disappearance. The money is being offered by Crimestoppers and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Anyone with information is asked to call local authorities or the investigation’s tip line at 866-915-8299.

The Olympian is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service