McCleary shop searched in search for Lindsey Baum

McCleary shop searched in search for Lindsey Baum
MCCLEARY, Wash. -- Detectives investigating the mysterious disappearance of Lindsey Baum served a search warrant at a local business on Tuesday.

The FBI and Grays Harbor sheriff's deputies searched Hartman's Jewelry and Repair located on Fourth Street - the street on which the 10-year-old girl was last seen 28 months ago. They also searched the store owners' home just outside of town.

Deputies said they are not looking for anything specific; they said the search warrant is one in a series being served in an effort to find the missing girl.

Area residents said they are relieved to see the investigation is still active.

"It's both a little unnerving, actually, and I guess comforting that they're still working on the case. That's a good thing," said resident Kim Barkman.

Lindsey Baum disappeared while walking home from a friend's house on June 26, 2009. It was a warm summer evening, and the houses were just a short distance apart.

"When the next thing you know, she vanished," said Melissa Baum, the girl's mother.

There have been numerous searches, scores of people of interest and a $35,000 reward offered, but no arrests have been made in the case.

Through two years of gut-wrenching loss and unfounded leads, Melissa Baum has never lost faith that her daughter would one day come home.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact detectives immediately.