McCLEARY, Wash. -- When Lindsey Baum vanished three years ago this week, two families were changed forever: Baum’s and the family of detectives who have been looking for her ever since.
“This is a case that continues to haunt all of us,” said Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott.
Baum was 10 years old when she was last seen walking home from a friend’s house in McCleary June 26, 2009.
Grays Harbor County investigators call the investigation the most “massive in recent history.”
Following a series of layoffs in January, the sheriff’s office was no longer able to keep a detective on the case full-time but, according to Scott, “This is a long ways from being a cold case.”
Scott says the case is still discussed daily as tips continue to come into the office.
He said a detective spent Tuesday following up a potential lead.
Scott said police want the case solved to give Baum’s family, and the entire community, closure.
“This became personal a long time ago,” said Scott.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the county’s tip line: (866) 915-8299.