UPDATE (November 14, 12:15 p.m.)
BCoPD detectives, working with the FBI Baltimore Office and the Maryland State Police, continue to search for Jasmine Leighlin Baker, a 12-year-old White Marsh girl missing since Tuesday. They have investigated about 100 tips so far. Please continue to call police at 410-307-2020 with any information you believe may be relevant to this case.
UPDATE (November 13, 2:30 p.m.)
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Jasmine Leighlin Baker ask anyone who is a social media contact of the missing girl to contact police at 410-307-2020 as soon as possible; they believe her social media contacts may be helpful as they attempt to locate her.
Anyone with information about Jasmine should continue to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. The 12-year-old Perry Hall Middle student -- missing since 7:30 a.m. Tuesday --- has never been reported missing before.
Police are aware of reports of an unfamiliar blue pickup truck seen near Jasmine's home in the 4200 block of Soth Ave., 21236. Detectives are investigating these reports, as well as several reports of other unfamiliar vehicles in the area. Contrary to unconfirmed reports, detectives say they have no evidence that Jasmine has been abducted.
BCoPD detectives have confirmed that Jasmine has a history of communicating with men -- including men in other states -- using Xbox Live and an iPod Touch. However, police cannot confirm that she has had any such contact in the last few weeks. Detectives have not noted any social media activity by Jasmine Baker since she was reported missing.
Detectives say Jasmine engaged in texting and live chat through the Xbox, which she also used to play games. She is known to strike up conversations with people she meets while playing games, as well as with other people.
Jasmine used the social messenger app "Kik." That is the only social media platform that detectives have been able to confirm Jasmine used, though they believe there are others.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has conducted a review of Jasmine's social media profile to see if she had additional social media user names. The Center did not find any additional user names for Jasmine.
The FBI's Baltimore office is extending the publicity regarding this case to other states along the East Coast, particularly in the mid-Atlantic. Police do not have any indication that Jasmine has left Maryland; however, as a precaution detectives are broadening the reach of this search.
Baltimore County Police, along with the Baltimore office of the FBI and the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit, continue an exhaustive search for Jasmine Leighlin Baker, a 12-year-old White Marsh girl who has been missing since Tuesday morning.
BCoPD has received more than 50 tips and has followed up each one. None of these tips has led police to the missing girl, but detectives continue to pursue the most substantial leads. Anyone with information about Jasmine Baker should call police at 410-307-2020.
Police have conducted exhaustive searches, some with bloodhounds, in the area around Jasmine's home in the 4200 block of Soth Avenue, 21236; around the Perry Hall Middle school, which she attended and where she told her mother she was going when she left home around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday; around her father's home in Baltimore City; and around all the sites mentioned by tipsters. Police have checked all the hotels in the White Marsh area and have reviewed camera footage from area businesses.
The FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have assisted with publicity for this case; the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will assist with analysis of the girl's social media activity.
BCoPD detectives have confirmed that Jasmine has a history of communicating with men -- including men in other states -- through the email, texting and certain apps using an Xbox and WiFi or an iPod Touch. However, police cannot confirm that she has had any such contact in the last few weeks. Detectives have not noted any social media activity by Jasmine Baker since she was reported missing.
This is the first time Jasmine has been reported missing. She left without taking a phone or charger and without extra clothing.
Jasmine Leighlin Baker is a white female, 5’5”, 175 pounds, blue eyes, and has long brown hair with blond and red streaks in it. She is believed to be wearing a brown jacket. Her photo is included with this post.
Previous news articles on this case are included here:
UPDATE (November 12 3:31 p.m.):
The FBI is now assisting the Baltimore County Police Department with this investigation.
Anyone with information on Jasmine Leighlin Baker is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or the Baltimore office of the FBI at 410-265-8080.
Original release (November 12 9:27 a.m.):
The Baltimore County Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old White Marsh girl.
Jasmine Leighlin Baker is a white female, 5’5”, 175 pounds, blue eyes, and has long brown hair with blond and red streaks in it. She is believed to be wearing a brown jacket.
Jasmine Leighlin Baker was last seen at 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning. At that time, she was leaving her home in the 4200 block of Soth Avenue 21236 to walk to Perry Hall Middle School where she is in sixth grade. When she did not return home in the afternoon, her mother called the school and was advised that Jasmine had been absent.
This incident is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit. Detectives know that Jasmine is very active on social media sites.
Anyone with information on Jasmine Leighlin Baker is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.