Trucks that have borne the image of Lindsey Baum since 2010 were updated Wednesday with an age-progression image of the missing McCleary teen.
Baum would be 15 now, and last July, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an image of what she might look like now. Gordon Trucking, a partner of the state’s Homeward Bound Program, added the new photo to the 10 trucks already showing her likeness.
Operation Homeward Bound displays photos of missing children on truck trailers that travel all over the country in the hope that someone will recognize and help locate the children.
Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott said at the time the main benefit of the photo would be generating interest in the more than four-year-old case.
“It’s with mixed emotions that we do this. There’s not a lot of historical data that would support age-progressed photos being useful in finding missing children, but it is another tool with which we generate information or interest in the case,” he said.
Baum disappeared while walking home from a friend’s house in McCleary June 26, 2009.
Anyone with information about the disappearance of Lindsey Baum should call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tip line at 1-800-THE-LOST.