'Day of hope' set for Lindsey

Missing girl: Event to offer kid ID kits

June 21, 2010 

Missing Juvenile - Lindsey Baum

Lindsey was last seen at about 9:15 pm Friday night, June 26, 2009, leaving her friend's home after she visited on Maple Street. (Courtesy of McCleary Police Department)

OLYMPIA - The first anniversary of Lindsey Baum's disappearance will be observed Saturday in Olympia's Heritage Park.

The observance, called “Lindsey’s Day of Hope and Awareness For the Missing,” will take place from 2-8 p.m.

Lindsey was 10 when she disappeared in McCleary on June 26, 2009. She has not been found, and investigators think she is the victim of foul play.

She was walking along Maple Street, going home from a friend’s residence, the evening she disappeared. The last time someone saw Lindsey, she was walking to her mom’s old home on Mommsen Road about 9:15 p.m.

The event in Heritage Park will feature guest speakers, and Washington State Patrol troopers will assist with child identification kits. Activities for children are scheduled. Balloons will be released during a ceremony to remember Lindsey and all of the other missing persons in Washington, according to a flier for the event.

Authorities are offering $25,000 for information that leads to Lindsey’s whereabouts, or for information leading to the arrest of and charges filed against the person or people responsible for her disappearance.

The investigation of Lindsey’s disappearance continues, Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said during a recent interview.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-753-5465 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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