Lindsay Baum missing

Missing Lindsey Baum: Why her mother still believes girl is alive

by Alan Duke, Reporter & 'Crime Stories With Nancy Grace' Co-host

Lindsey Baum was just 10 when she disappeared without a trace while walking home from a neighborhood pool party in a Washington State community in 2009. Her mother is still holding out hope that her daughter, who would be 18 now, is still alive.

Despite a $35,000 reward offer and thousands of hours of police work and searches, there are few clues about what happened to Lindsey.

But somebody knows something and there is still hope of finding Lindsey alive, her mother Melissa Baum tells Nancy Grace in this episode of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace.”

[Feature Photo: Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office/File]

Alan’s journalism career began as a way to pay for his plan to become a lawyer, but he soon realized being a courtroom reporter was a lot more fun than sitting at a defense table. Duke covered many of the nation’s most sensational crime stories over his 26 years at CNN. Duke’s closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat, much of his time was spent talking to cops, coroners and lawyers. His reporting on the investigation that followed Michael Jackson’s death — and two subsequent trials — included many revelations about the singer’s life and death.   Since leaving CNN in 2014, Duke has contributed to the Reelz Channel “Copycat Killers” documentary series. He is a co-founder and editor-in-chief for