The Doe Network:
Case File 159DMSC

1 2 Age-Progression
Left and Center: Baker, circa 1987; Right: Age-progressed to age 22 (circa 2005)

Paul Leonard Baker
Missing since March 5, 1987 from Beaufort, South Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: June 29, 1983
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'4; 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blond hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars, Tattoos: He has scars on his right index finger and on his chin.
  • Clothing: A camouflage shirt; a blue jacket, red pants and gray tennis shoes. 
  • Dentals: One of Baker's teeth was pushed into his gum at the time of his disappearance.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Paul Baker was living with his father and stepmother, James and Susan Baker at the time of his disappearance. 
Susan Baker told police she put him down for a nap that day and returned to find him missing. Deputies and police searched the area around their home for several days but found no trace of the little boy.
After the disappearance, Pauls' 6-year-old sister was removed by state social workers who discovered broken bones and sores on her body.
Susan Baker was convicted for beating the girl and sentenced to 10 years in prison for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, but the sentence was suspended after she served eighty days.  A grand jury in 2000 decided there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute James and Susan Baker for beating Paul Baker before he disappeared in 1987. Related charges of unlawful neglect were dropped in 2003. Paul has never been located.

If you have any information concerning Baker's whereabouts, please contact:
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Captain Bob Bromage

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number: 874528

NCMEC #: NCMC600583

NCIC Number: M-238491459
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Carolina Morning News 6/16/00
Carolina Morning News 6/10/00

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