Lindsey Baum

Three elderly brothers busted on child porn charges possibly linked to Lindsey Baum disappearance

Authorities found a flier of the missing girl in a house filled with illicit photos, children’s clothing

Authorities are investigating whether three Seattle brothers arrested on child porn charges are connected to the 2009 disappearance of Lindsey Baum.

Charles Emery, 82, Thomas Emery, 80, and Edwin Emery, 78, were charged this week with child pornography and child abuse. Prosecutors alleged that the filthy Seattle home was “littered floor to ceiling” with illicit images, children’s clothes, and toys, according to the New York Daily News.

Now, investigators have zeroed in on one piece of evidence: a flier about the missing 10-year-old. Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott confirmed to KIRO that a flier about Braum was recovered from a residence they own in Shelton. However, Scott noted that the trio hasn’t been implicated in the girl’s disappearance.

The presence of the flier— reportedly along with notes on Satanic rituals about hurting and killing kids—has led investigators to believe the brothers acted on their sick, twisted fantasies.

“It’s very clear that these three individuals have an obsession with young female children, they’ve had this obsession for most, if not all, of their lives, and they acted on it,” Captain Mike Edwards, who leads SPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, told KIRO.

Investigators recently enlisted the help of three cadaver dogs to comb through a 17-acre property in Shelton. According to KIRO, the Emery brothers’ older sibling, Donald, lived on the property until his death in 2016.

The Shelton home is supposedly 30 minutes from McCleary—where Baum was last seen in 2009. Despite several suspects being named, The Seattle Times noted that no arrests have been made in connection with her disappearance. Eight years later, and the Baum case still gains national attention. In fact, Nancy Grace covered the case on a February podcast of ‘Crime Stories.’

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“The Lindsey Baum case has been and will be a priority until we find closure, or find Lindsey safe. We’ve worked on the case every day in some shape or form,” Scott also told the local station this week.

Charles, Thomas, and Edwin remain jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail

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