'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:

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.

soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. summer

    the world today is what we make it! ya'l have a problem with the world we live in? then lets change it duh! if society has enough power to reulate laws ....do it! quit settling with 'its how it is' yes! somehow 'we' kicked God out of our schools, our governement anf our ways....he only can help us if we give him the room! wake up!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • carolynsnider


      February 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. foschizzle

    Betcha that's the last time her parents let her go to that friends house!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • carolynsnider

      Is that remark supposed to be funny? REALLY? What's wrong with you?

      February 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tabby

    In small towns most people feel pretty safe that they allow their children to walk to and from places. I grew up in a small town and live in another small town. I allow my child to walk many different places within reason. The school requires the children who live within 1 mile of the school to walk or find their own transportation. Why pass judgement on anyone until you know all the facts. Maybe the town is only 6 blocks wide. I know that sounds funny but the town I grew up in only had 722 people.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sherri W.W.#1~ILLinois

    @summer~You are right! A big mistake to let God be taken from schools~no matter what religion,or what God a child believes in,it is important for them to have a little school routine,that teaches respect,and pride in our flag and country.That is absolutely the best thing I remember about grade school~that little prayer and then reciting our National Anthem in the mornings! We hv made sure our children have nothing to ground them ,and to make them have pride.All because we dont want to let our children do what comes natural~if we dont screw it up~and they easily learn too be tolerant of others,whether color,religion~kids dont care about that in their little friends~until WE tell them not to like somebody "because they`re different". A terrible diservice to children today.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • carolynsnider

      Couldn't have said it better myself! Very true!

      February 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tatyana

    Why would a mother with her own child let a 10 yr old walk by herself. That shows major carelessness. i wish the family the best of luck in hoping to find their daughter.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Guadalupe

    I truly believe that Nancy Grace is setting a goal that is unreachable. It is nice that she is trying to help out many families to find their lost loved ones. But lets be realistic here. How in the world is she going to accomplish in finding 50 missing individuals.There are many cases where some individuals have gone missing and never been found or have been found but are unfortunently murdered. I dont want to sound so optimistic but it is reality. But i do give hope to those who have lost a loved ones.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • carolynsnider

      At least SHE is willing to try.....God bless her!

      February 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. david

    Maybe the person who let her walk alone should be a person of interest...what was the person thinking????

    January 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. david

    There is a comment posted about light in WA at 11 pm so what the person was 10. Does that mean if it was light at 2 am that a 10 year old could walk home alone,,are you crazy with that comment

    January 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rumrunner

    6 blocks is too far for a lO year old child to walk alone at 9 pm. adults involved should be held accountable.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tina

    When I was 10, I could walk all over my TOWN, could play where I wanted, never felt unsafe. When I had children, they could only play in our immediate neighborhood (anything further away required me to take them AND pick them up). The world didn't feel as safe. Now, my grandchildren are only allowed to play in their own back, fenced-in yard – where they can be seen at all times. Fifty years, and the world is a totally different place. I pray these children are found.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. km and

    What parent would let their 10 year old walk one block mucih less 6?? Being a parent is the most important job there is. Both Lindsey"s parents and the friends parents are responsible. I feel so badly for their loss but really, what were they thinking?

    January 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ryan

    Washington is not the same as the south. You can't let your kids walk around alone.

    January 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Glenda

    Why didn't parent or guardian PICK HER UP?? Too busy!! Come on! That's your KID YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Looks like no one cared

    January 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. wake up

    the schools make kids living less than a mile away walk each way. 6 blocks in a safe neighborhood is probably ok if everyone is outside grilling etc. im sure her parents and the other mom are devastated! and yes we are paying nationwide for kicking god out of our country. if you are a believer you need to start praying hard for this nation. and if you are not a believer...explain to me why the bible has 100% accuracy rate for prophecy. and you should see whats coming up! hold on tight. its gonna be a hell of a ride and i mean that quite literally

    January 17, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. harley

    they need to question "friends" of the family who she would have took a ride with or the last person to see her...also dont bring god into this...he had nothing to do with it....in fact...the worst sinners are usually the holy rollers

    January 18, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
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