Monday, November 11, 2013

Remains Found in Washington, Near McCleary (UPDATED)

UPDATE, 11/14/2013:
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Investigators say the human remains found in a remote area on the Nisqually Indian Reservation belonged to an adult woman.
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It's been a good long while since I've updated information on missing and endangered child Lindsey Baum.
There have been some remains found in the area -- in the Nisqually Reservation in Washington state.  The reports don't indicate the age or sex of the remains found, and clearly, it is terrible news for some poor family, but I pray this is not Lindsey.

[*I'm informed this is about 35 miles from where she was last seen.]

The Olympian reports:
A search for more body parts Sunday afternoon on the Nisqually Indian Reservation -- a search that was triggered Saturday after a dog found the lower portion of a human leg with foot -- turned up a human rib cage, pelvis, parts of a skull, a jawbone with teeth and tissue-type matter, a Thurston County Sheriff’s Sergeant said.  
The mostly skeletal remains of a rib cage and pelvis were found by a dog team about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by the other human remains later in the day.  
All of it was then turned over to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office, Sgt. Ray Brady said.
The search took place around the 13600 block of Peter Kalama Drive, as well as areas near the Nisqually River, an old fish hatchery and on adjacent roads in the area. The rib cage and pelvis were found near the hatchery, he said. 
Age, race and gender of the human remains still needs to be determined, Brady said, plus the Sheriff’s Office will be matching that information to any missing persons or runaways.
“There’s enough to hopefully identify the person,” he said. 
Brady added that it appeared as though animals had scattered the remains. 
He said Sunday’s search, which began at 8 a.m. and involved about 30 search and rescue volunteers and dog teams, wrapped up about 6 p.m. 
Sunday’s search was the extension of a search that began Saturday afternoon after a dog returned to its owner in the 13600 block of Peter Kalama Drive on the Nisqually Indian Reservation with the lower portion of a leg with foot. 
The lower portion of the human leg that was found on Saturday was partly skeletal, Brady said.
Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock added that some tissue was attached. 
Warnock said Saturday that the leg would be examined for tool marks, such as those created by a handsaw or something electric. 
Brady said anyone with information is asked to call Thurston County dispatch at 360-704-2740 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

A few weeks ago, I posted an aged-advanced likeness of her -- and that's how she appears to me now, in my mind, a beautiful, free young teen.

Since I'm writing about her, here is all the known information about her case, and if you click HERE, you can see the various posts about her from this blog, with links to other areas of interest.

Lindsey Jo Baum 

Missing Since: 06/26/09
Missing From: McCleary, WA
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 10
Date Of Birth: 07/07/98
Height: 4’10
Weight: 90 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown/Dark Blonde
Colored fillings in her teeth
Clothing: long sleeve hooded shirt (not sweatshirt) light bluish/gray, jeans with knees cut out, black slip on american eagle shoes with white rubber soles, no socks. bathing suit under clothes red/white/blue in color for both pieces but mismatched bottoms a floral print, top stripes and polka dots.

Details of Disappearance:

Lindsey disappeared on June 26,2009 while walking home [from a friend's home] in McCleary, WA at about 9:30 in the evening. This was one of the longest days of the year and didn’t get dark until around 10:30 that night. It was still daylight out as she left for the short 5-10 minute walk home.

She never made it home that night.

Who to Contact with Information:
Grays Harbor County Information Hot-line (Tip line) (866) 915-8299, Email: 
[OR DIAL 911]

© 2013 L. Ryan

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