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Truck trailers will cross country with Lindsey Baum’s photo

Gordon Trucking was set to unveil a series of age progression photos of missing McCleary girl Lindsey Baum this week. An unveiling was to occur Wednesday at Gordon Trucking in Pacific with members of Baum’s family in attendance. It’s part of the “Homeward Bound” program, where missing children’s posters are placed on trailers that travel all around in an effort to draw attention to the missing children in other areas of the country.

Posters of Baum have been travelling around the country on Gordon Trucking trailers since 2010. Baum has been missing since the age of 10, just one week shy of her 11th birthday. She’d be 15 now. Her birthday is July 7, 1998. A young woman, she probably would have finally left tiny McCleary School behind her and could have been at Elma High School.

Baum has been missing since one night on June 26, 2009 as she was walking home from a friend’s house in McCleary. She made it just a couple of blocks from her home — at least two witnesses spotted her along the way — but she vanished.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an updated photo last year of what Lindsey Baum might look like today. The non-profit organization, which serves as a clearinghouse on issues related to missing and exploited children, worked with the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office and the family of Baum to create the elaborate photo, which looks true to life. You’d never know it was produced with computer software. Anyone with information about the disappearance of Lindsey should call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tip line at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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