Paul Leonard Baker
Missing since March 5, 1987 from Beaufort, South Carolina
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

1 2 Age-Progression

Left and Center: Baker, circa 1987; Right: Age-progressed image of Baker at age 16 (circa 1999)

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. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars, Tattoos: He has scars on his right index finger and on his chin.
  • Dentals: One of Baker's teeth was pushed into his gum at the time of his disappearance.

Circumstances of Disappearance

Baker was living with his father and stepmother, James and Susan Baker at the time of his disappearance. They have been arrested in connection with his disappearance. They were charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature for allegedly beating him before he vanished March 5, 1987.

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, the couple's 6-year-old daughter 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. Paul has never been found.


If you have any information concerning Baker's whereabouts, please contact:
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Capt. Bob Bromage
All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

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