'America's Missing': After leaving friend's house, Lindsey Baum disappears
Lindsey Baum was last seen on June 26, 2009.
January 17th, 2011
03:36 PM ET

'America's Missing': After leaving friend's house, Lindsey Baum disappears

Editor's note: HLN is airing a special "Nancy Grace: America’s Missing" with the goal of trying to find 50 people over the next 50 days. Nancy Grace will take a look at several cases across the country in hopes of  helping to solve them. This is the first case.

Ten-year-old Lindsey Baum was at her friend's home six blocks in away in McCleary, Washington, on June 26, 2009, when her friend's mom thought she should begin the walk home before it got too dark.

She was last seen at 9:15 p.m. in the neighborhood and never made it home.

Baum’s story will be the first installment featured Monday night on "Nancy Grace: America’s Missing" live at 9 p.m. ET only on HLN.

For more information on Baum, her description, and information to contact authorities, visit Nancy Grace's blog.

iReport: Your stories of missing loved ones

Other resources:
FindLindseyBaum.com

CUE Missing Persons: The hunt for Lindsey Baum

CNN affiliate KATU's coverage of Lindsey Baum case:

Police focusing on person of interest in missing girl case
More surveillance video released in search for Lindsey Baum

Search still active for Lindsey Baum

Lindsey Baum's disappearance still a mystery

Watch Nancy Grace Monday through Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET on HLN. For the latest from Nancy Grace click here.

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  1. Andrew

    Ernie, iola, and wake up, religion is a big reason why this country is messed up. If anything, we need less religion in this country

    January 18, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Garglehead

      I figure less Andrew would be a good start.

      January 18, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Garglehead

    They would probably get more viewers if they didn't have this annorying person on the show. I would watch it but I don't think I can deal with watching Nancy for that long. ugh...poor kids.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Debi

    I have had to take kids home many times from different school events because the child's parent told the kid, 'you need to find a way home.'
    When my children were 12 and 13 they would go to the skating rink around 6:00pm – I would drop them off even though it was well within walking distance. I would pick them up after the session was over. More times that I care to count, at 10:00pm, I would have to take other kids home because their parent told them, 'you need to find a way home'.
    It is highly possible this little girl's parents told her, 'you can walk there, but you have to walk home too.' My first question would be, why is a 10 year old still at a friend's house at 9 at night?
    This was irresponsible on all the adult's parts. The parents for not making sure this child was home well before 9:00 no matter how light out it still was. And the friend's parents for not making a simple phone call or offering the kid a ride home.
    Then again, maybe the child never did really make it out of the house.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Em

    1st off help find the child or saddly what happened to her, 2nd ten is way too young to be walking alone at any time but we dont know the whole story that always is the case we get part of a story and never dose any news program do any follow up. It can be the headline story for weeks then you hear nothing about it again then we can only wonder about too many cases its really sad and 3rd did someone post on here they actually sedate there children? all i can say is wow

    January 18, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Amber

    I am a mother of a 10 year old boy and 5 year old girl. Yes someone made a mistake somewhere but to bash them now isn't doing any good. We need to take the negative and do our best to turn it into a positive. Maybe if we do we can help to find this child and the others whom are missing. My thoughts and prayers go out to every parent/grandparent that has ever lost a child for whatever reason. God bless.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Susan

    I pray that this little girl comes home safely. That being said, I am always awed at how uneducated people are about the actual "dangers" of allowing your child some freedom. Take a look at the real facts, not the over-inundated media who spews horror at every turn; there are no more predators now than when I was growing up 40 years ago. We just know that it happens now. Growing up I was sent out of the house along with my siblings and told not to come home until the street lights come on (think Bill Cosby skit – yes, that was real!) and I walked all over by myself for hours. If we drive our children everywhere in life they will be afraid at every turn – you're not doing your children a service. Look up "free range" parenting.

    January 18, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Charlie

    Common sense isn't so common. But if it was, somebody wouldn't have let this girl wander at that hour. Creeps start coming out. Kids also can't be trusted to know the way home. It just takes one wrong turn, then they're lost, they panic, and it's game over.

    January 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Overprotective mother

    There is nothing that makes me feel worst that to hear a child is abused or missing. I have children and I watch them like a hawk! My son likes to go play with her friend next door and I watch him from my front door to walk there and his mom's friend watches him back. They are precious, we must live to protect them.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. A Mom

    This is why we should have GPS on our kids. Many will say that is some kind of invasion of privacy or personal rights, but I bet her parents wished they had it... We put it on our precious cars in case they get taken, but forsake our children. I have no problem giving up a little privacy to have this ability.

    February 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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