Olympia police release sketches of trespass suspect

December 12, 2009 

Olympia police have released sketches of a person who was spotted standing in a homeowner's yard Nov. 13 in the 1200 block of Ethridge Avenue Northeast.

When the resident asked the man for identification, the man said he would get it from his vehicle but instead drove away. The man was described as 5 feet 9, 20 to 25 years old, with a thin build and reddish-brown hair. His vehicle was described as a silver, newer-model Mazda sedan with a yellow “Titus Will” advertisement visible.

The Etheridge Drive home belongs to an aunt and uncle of Lindsey Baum, the McCleary girl who vanished while walking home from a friend’s house in June. Investigators have said they suspect foul play in Lindsey’s disappearance. Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said his office has been in touch with Olympia detectives about the latest incident, but as of now there is no reason to think the man is connected to Lindsey’s disappearance.

The Olympia Police Department announced Thursday that, based on the resident’s description of the trespasser, it does not appear that the Nov. 13 trespassing incident is related to an unknown suspect or suspects in two other suspected lurings that were reported in the Dec. 4 edition of The Olympian. The Nov. 13 incident also was reported in The Olympian.

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